Pregnancy & Birth

Australian burns survivor Turia Pitt and partner Michael Hoskin have welcomed their second baby

''Welcome to the world Rahiti."

Australian burns survivor Turia Pitt and partner Michael Hoskin have welcomed their second baby into the world.
Turia announced the couple's happy news on social media, posting a gorgeous image of herself in her hospital bed with her brand new bundle snuggled in to her chest with the caption: "Maeva i te ao nei! Welcome to the world Rahiti 💙"
Turia and Michael are already the proud parents of two-year-old son, Hakavai Hoskin.

The ultra marathoner and motivational speaker had also announced her pregnancy on social media, in August 2019 with a Beyonce-inspired video montage.
She explained in her post, "When Michael and I want to share big news, I insist on creating a Beyonce-inspired video montage. Baby #2, we can't wait to meet you 💛
"PS I promise we'll find you a more appropriate name soon 😂"

Turia, who was born in Tahiti and moved to Australia when she was three, famously sustained horrific injuries in the form of burns to 60 per cent of her body, when she became trapped by a grass fire while running an ultra-marathon in Western Australia in 2011.
After surviving the ordeal, and enduring more than 200 surgeries in her road to recovery, Turia became a symbol of survival for people everywhere.
The world has keenly followed her journey as she went on to have her first child, Hakavai, return to competitive running and then become pregnant with her second child.
She and Michael are set to wed next year, after Michael popped the question in 2015.
Turia has shared many of her parenting moments on social media - both the joyful parts and the times that have been tough.
After the birth of Hakavai she admitted in an Instagram post, "I actually found breastfeeding really hard at the beginning.
"But then I realised it was the first time I'd ever breastfed and it was Hakavai's first time too, and the first time you try anything new you're not going to be an expert at it!"
"We're not experts (yet) but we're definitely getting the hang of it."

When Hakavai was seven weeks old she revealed, "Parenting is hard. I've got a baby that sleeps, a supportive partner, parents and in-laws on speed dial, heaps of mates who've had babies and I'm still finding it really challenging and exhausting.
"To all the parents out there, you're all legends, and you're all doing a good job!

In December 2019, ust weeks before the birth of Rahiti, Turia posted this family pic, above, with the caption, "The over-directed family portrait. A holiday classic."
Yes, parenting is hard. But it sure looks like Turia and Michael have got it covered.
Congratulations to this happy little family.