Tamron Hall opened up about her fears of losing her unborn baby during her high-risk pregnancy at age 48.
Tamron welcomed her first child, Moses, on April 24. The first-time mom shared her fears of losing her baby.
"I was high-risk, not just because of my age, but there were other medical factors too,” the former Today host, 48, tells PEOPLE in an exclusive interview.
Tamron poses with her 1-month-old son with her newborn son on this week's cover of People magazine.
The new mom revealed she was pregnant in March when she was sure her fetus was safe at 32 weeks. Doctors say the optimal age for pregnancy is age 17 to 35.
After age 35, the risk of complications increase considerably. Complications include autism, Preeclampsia, premature labor, birth defects, miscarriage, etc.
Tamron tells People she initially tried fertility treatments in her 30s. But they all failed. She said it was an "eye-opening experience" entering the fertility clinic again in her late 40s, and looked around at all the other women and realized she wasn't alone.
"When I tried in my 30s, I still felt like I had some time, and the fertility clinic felt like a bright room. In my 40s I saw all the gray: The faces looked gray, the walls were gray, nothing seemed shiny and optimistic."
She said the experience made her feel "sad" and "empowered" knowing that "some of us will have to give up along the way."
"That's why I waited. And trust me - if I could've gone the whole way to delivery, I would've."
Tamron says she feared losing the baby and having to explain her loss to friends and family.
"My doctor said, 'This is your body, your health,'" she told People. "I was terrified I would lose this baby and I would have to go back and tell everyone that now it was bad news, and after this pregnancy had gone so far."
"I knew that the clock wasn't on my side, she admits.
The newborn's father is her husband Steven Greener, a 52-year-old music manager who once managed Will Smith and worked alongside Benny Medina.