Nine News reporter Jerrie Demasi is expecting her first child

Channel Nine presenter announces she’s expecting her first child – and reveals the most annoying thing people do with pregnant women

Nine News reporter Jerrie Demasi is expecting her first child with husband Michael Genovese.

Jerrie announced the happy news on Instagram on Friday, sharing a photo of herself revealing her growing bump in a baggy linen shirt while holding a papaya.

“I’ve been busy growing a human the size of a papaya. We can’t wait to meet you little one,’ she wrote in the caption.

Pending: Nine News reporter Jerrie Demasi has announced she is expecting her first child

The journalist, six months pregnant, also wrote an essay for 9Honey in which she addressed common mistakes people make when dealing with pregnant women.

She criticized people for taking up her personal space and said it was especially annoying when strangers thought it was okay to touch her belly.

“I’ve spent the last 34 years being hit on the head by society warning me that it was not acceptable for someone to come and lay their hands on my body without warning,” he said. she declared.

No contact: The journalist, who is six months pregnant, also wrote an essay for 9Honey in which she discusses common mistakes people make when dealing with pregnant women

No contact: The journalist, who is six months pregnant, also wrote an essay for 9Honey in which she discusses common mistakes people make when dealing with pregnant women

“So why, tell me, does everyone think it’s okay to touch my belly now that it’s a puffy, grumpy baby ball?”

Jerrie also said it was not acceptable to comment on the appearance of a pregnant woman.

“Imagine saying to a woman before pregnancy, ‘You’re huge’ or ‘You’re tiny – are you sure you’re eating enough? “, She said.

Body matters: Jerrie said it was not acceptable to comment on a pregnant woman's appearance

Body matters: Jerrie said it was not acceptable to comment on a pregnant woman’s appearance

Following her baby announcement on Instagram, Jerrie was inundated with well wishes from her Channel Nine friends.

‘Splendid woman! You are amazing! Can’t wait to meet bubba,’ commented Perth reporter Natalia Cooper.

“Congratulations to you both,” added Today’s show weatherman Tim Davies.

Yeeeew! This is going to be a beautiful baby! Congratulations, cuties!’ Scherri-Lee Biggs wrote.

Congratulations: Following her baby announcement on Instagram, Jerrie was inundated with well wishes from her friends at Channel Nine.  (Photograph with husband Michael Genovese)

Congratulations: Following her baby announcement on Instagram, Jerrie was inundated with well wishes from her friends at Channel Nine. (Photograph with husband Michael Genovese)

Jerrie criticized Western Australian Premier Mark McGowan in January when he backtracked on his promise to reopen borders.

The Los Angeles-based journalist tweeted: ‘Heartbroken. Maybe I missed my sister’s wedding.

‘Triple vaxxed. PCR negative. We’ve done everything you asked for, Mark McGowan.

Straight talk: Jerrie slammed Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan in January when he backtracked on his promise to reopen borders.  (Picture with her husband)

Straight talk: Jerrie slammed Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan in January when he backtracked on his promise to reopen borders. (Picture with her husband)

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