She and husband, Matt Tooker, 36, are expecting their second child in March next year.
And on Thursday, Home and Away star, Penny McNamee gave her 148,000 followers an update of her blossoming bump.
The 35-year-old, who is mum to a three-year-old son Jack, took to Instagram to flaunt her pregnancy curves in a colourful maxi dress.
Bumping along nicely! Penny McNamee, 35, flaunts her pregnancy curves in a colourful maxi dress… after sharing her fertility struggles
The soap star looked positively glowing in the eye-catching garb as she stood backstage at Channel Seven’s The Morning Show.
‘Up next on The Morning Show – talking all about Loud Shirt Day for The Shepherd Centre!’ Penny captioned the shot.
The Morning Show also took to the photo-sharing app to comment on Penny’s ‘glowing’ visage.
‘The glowing Penny McNamee and little bump joined us today’: The Morning Show also took to the photo-sharing app to comment on Penny’s ‘glowing’ visage on Thursday. Penny pictured alongside hosts Larry Edmur (centre) and Kylie Gillies (right)
‘The glowing Penny McNamee and little bump joined us today complete with rainbow dress ahead of Loud Short Day tomorrow!’ The official The Morning Show On 7 Instagram account stated.
Penny recently opened up about how her battle with endometriosis caused fertility struggles.
Penny said it was a miracle she was able to have another baby.
‘We just felt such relief and gratitude’: Penny McNamee, 35, reflected on her miracle pregnancy. (Pictured with husband Matt Tooker and son Jack)
‘I had the surgery, and typically doctors say that you really need to fall pregnant within the first six months after,’ she said.
‘That’s your best chance because the endometriosis hasn’t started to grow back yet.
She continued: ‘We had planned to try for six months and then the next step for us was IVF. So to fall pregnant in the fifth month – we just felt such relief and gratitude. I was a little bit skeptical at first and didn’t want to get my hopes up.’
The painful condition, which affects one in ten Australian women made it difficult for her to conceive.
Miracle pregnancy: The 35-year-old, who shares a three-year-old son Jack with her husband Matt Tooker, said it was a miracle she was able to have another baby. ‘We had planned to try for six months and then the next step for us was IVF. So to fall pregnant in the fifth month – we just felt such relief and gratitude. I was a little bit skeptical at first and didn’t want to get my hopes up’
She had surgery to help alleviate her condition and was later informed about the reality of conceiving again.
What is endometriosis?
Endometriosis is a common disease in which the tissue that is similar to the lining of the womb grows outside it in other parts of the body.
Up to 10 per cent of women suffer with endometriosis at some point in their life with the disease often starting in teenagers.
Symptoms are variable and this may contribute to the seven to 10 year delay in diagnosis. Common symptoms include pelvic pain that puts life on hold around or during a woman’s period. It can affect fertility.
While endometriosis most often affects the reproductive organs, it is frequently found in the bowel and bladder and has been found in muscle, joints, the lungs and the brain.
Source: Endometriosis Australia
She and husband Matt already have a three-year-old son together but were eager to have more kids.
They said they would try but after the six-month mark would consider IVF.
She told WHO magazine last month, she discovered she was pregnant ‘on the day of the Logies‘ (Sunday 1 July) when her dress, which had previously ‘fitted like a glove’, suddenly felt a size too small.
‘As these three women were battling to zip me up, I had this moment of thinking, ‘I must be pregnant!’ I just knew in my heart,’ she said.
Penny told New Idea that her husband, who is the director of a marketing agency, was extremely excited when he found out they were going to have another child.
Penny is due to have her second child in March next year.
Family affair: The 35-year-old actress and her husband already have a three-year-old son together but were eager to have more kids (Penny pictured with son Jack)
Thrilled: Penny said her husband, who is the director of a marketing agency, was extremely excited when he found out they were going to have another child