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Sally Obermeder welcomes her second daughter

Congratulations to Sally Obermeder, who has welcomed a healthy daughter via a surrogate in America.
Sally Obermeder

Sally Obermeder and her husband Marcus have welcomed their second child together!

Sharing the touching first image on Instagram, Sally cradles her newborn daughter tenderly and gazes lovingly into her eyes.

“Elyssa Rose Obermeder ❤️,” Sally penned alongside the precious pic.

For the past few weeks, the beloved presenter has been based in the US awaiting the arrival of her second daughter via a surrogate.

The couple are already the proud parents to five-year-old daughter Annabelle.

After Sally conquered breast cancer through chemotherapy, the pair turned to surrogacy for their second child.

Earlier this year, Sally confirmed her exciting news with a family pic which featured Annabelle holding a sign that said “I’m going to be a big sister.”

“Thrilled to bits to share that @marcusobermeder and I are adding to our family thanks to the most incredible surrogate,” Sally said at the time.

WATCH: The incredible moment Sally meets her surrogate. Post continues after the video…

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In 2011, while Sally was pregnant with her first child, the TV journalist discovered a lump the size of a tennis ball in her breast and was subsequently diagnosed with stage three breast cancer.

After giving birth to her little girl, the beloved personality endured eight months of chemotherapy and was eventually given the all clear exactly one year from her first life-changing diagnosis.

Despite the illness resulting in Sally being told another natural pregnancy could cost her life, Sally has always wanted a large family.

“I acknowledge that I’m extremely lucky to have one child… But the yearning and desire to be a mum again is so strong and it has not passed,” The Daily Edition host previously said.

“Before I was sick I always pictured I would have two or three children, if I was lucky enough, and I still want that for Annabelle.”

Sally, with oldest daughter Annabelle, said she always imagined herself having a big family.

Thanks to her previous IVF treatment, Sally had four embryos remaining. All she needed was someone to carry them.

Like most Australian states, Sally and Markus’ home in NSW has strict laws on surrogacy, making it illegal to offer financial compensation to someone willing to carry your child.

But if you cross our shores, all the way to the United States of America, it is a very different story.

The family decided to try their chances there, and thanks to Dr Kim Bergman, Sally and Marcus met Rachel, who has carried their second child.

The Wisconsin native, who is a mum to three girls, had been a surrogate once and wanted to do it again making Sally and Marcus’ wildest dreams come true.

Congrats to Sally, Marcus and Annabelle on your miracle baby!

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