NBC anchor Savannah Guthrie, who begins her maternity leave on Friday, wants fans to know she won't be giving birth on Today

By Dave Quinn
December 01, 2016 01:55 PM
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Savannah Guthrie wants fans to know she won’t be going into labor on television.

The 44-year-old Today co-host, who is expecting her second child and first son this month, announced on Thursday’s show that she would be heading out on her maternity leave on Friday.

“I’m going to go on my maternity leave after tomorrow,” Guthrie told co-hosts Willie Geist, Al Roker, and Carson Daly. “There will be no live birth on the Today show.”

“I’m going to take off and hopefully the baby will come soon after that,” she added.

Guthrie joked that her absence will be a relief to those at home who have been worried about her health as her baby belly has grown.

“People at home are like, ‘We don’t want to see your water break,’ ” she laughed. ” ‘Please stop standing! We’ve seen enough!’ “

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While pregnancy kept Guthrie out of NBC’s Rio Olympics coverage over the summer due to the Zika virus scare, Guthrie hasn’t missed much else.

On Election Day, the then-eight-months pregnant anchor spent almost the entire day on air — covering the developments as they came late into the night without even slightly faltering.

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Perhaps it’s because Guthrie is used to juggling. The journalist and attorney is already mom to 2-year-old Vale, with public relations and communications consultant hubby Michael Feldman.

Something Guthrie isn’t concerned about having to control? How her little boy will arrive.

Vale was delivered via Cesarean section — about nine days before her due date, due to a low-lying placenta. While she liked the experience before, she’s not worrying about whether it’ll happen again.

“If I need a c-section, I’ll be totally okay with that,” she explained to Fit Pregnancy and Baby for their November cover. “And if I have this baby the old-fashioned way, that’s cool too.”