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Steph Claire Smith reveals the one thing people need to stop asking new mums

Fitness influencer Steph Claire Smith reveals the one thing people should NEVER ask a new mother

Steph Claire Smith is tired of hearing the same question after giving birth to her now 16-month-old son Harvey.

The fitness influencer, 28, says it ‘annoys’ her when people ask when she is going to have another child.  

‘People ask all the time. People close to me, people not close to me, strangers,’ she said during her podcast KICBUMP with co-host Laura Henshaw.

Fitness influencer Steph Claire Smith says it ‘annoys’ her when people ask when she’ll have another child 

‘They ask all the time. It’s something that I feel like, regardless of whether it’s my second or my first [child], the question just needs to be stopped.’ 

The podcaster went on the say: ‘Sometimes it’s not even, “Are you going to have a second? It’s “When are you going to have a second?”‘

Now she has had a child, Steph said she ‘understands’ why people stop at one. 

Steph shares one child - 16-month-old Harvey - with husband Josh Miller

Steph shares one child – 16-month-old Harvey – with husband Josh Miller

Despite growing up with the dream of having two or more kids, she said the amount of work she puts into raising a child has given her a new perspective. 

Though she and her husband Josh Miller still want two, they won’t be having a second one any time soon.

It comes after Steph recently collapsed under the guilt of being a working mother.

Though she and her husband Josh still want two kids, Steph said they won't be having a second one any time soon

Though she and her husband Josh still want two kids, Steph said they won’t be having a second one any time soon

She broke down into tears as she suffered from sleep deprivation following a 12-hour work day. 

Steph posted a picture of the tears streaming down her face to Instagram with the caption: ‘Twelve hours on set yesterday followed by two hours of sleep because Harvey was up all night (the joy of molars coming through).’

‘Shout out to all the working parents out there – it’s hard, running a company is hard. While so rewarding, there are so many challenges that come with juggling mum and work life.

Steph recently collapsed under the guilt of being a working mother. She broke down into tears as she suffered from sleep deprivation following a 12 hour work day

Steph recently collapsed under the guilt of being a working mother. She broke down into tears as she suffered from sleep deprivation following a 12 hour work day

‘Last night I broke down. Mostly I’m sure from sleep deprivation, but also due to the guilt, feeling like I couldn’t be 110% there for Harvey because of how I have to show up for my team too.’

The Keep It Cleaner co-founder went on to say she was also missing her ‘number one support person’ Josh who was on a fishing trip at the time.  

She said she went back to work again that day, using her ‘KIC community’ and fans as motivation to get her through. 

Steph posted a picture of the tears streaming down her face to Instagram with the caption: 'Twelve hours on set yesterday followed by two hours of sleep because Harvey was up all night (the joy of molars coming through)'

Steph posted a picture of the tears streaming down her face to Instagram with the caption: ‘Twelve hours on set yesterday followed by two hours of sleep because Harvey was up all night (the joy of molars coming through)’ 

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