Daphne Oz

‘Chew’ co-host Daphne Oz reveals pregnancy, says she ‘fell in love’ with her unborn baby

Daphne Oz
Via ABC.

ABC’s The Chew co-host Daphne Oz surprised an enthusiastic audience and cast today on the show when she announced that she is pregnant with her first child. As the cast recapped each of their summers, Oz told co-hosts and the audience about how she and her husband had celebrated their third wedding anniversary over the summer break, and showed pictures from the vacation. Then she said nonchalantly, “And I actually have one other picture to show you guys, another fun picture from the summer… something else that happened,” before pulling out ultrasound photos to reveal news of her pregnancy, which was a surprise even to her fellow hosts (Michael Symon, Clinton Kelly, Mario Batali, and Carla Hall). You can view the video clip hereit’s sure to make you smile.

Daphne Oz, who is the beautiful daughter of TV personality Dr. Mehmet Oz, said:

When I got this [the set of ultrasound pictures] it was the weirdest feeling. Because it looks like a little human and its like you fall in love with this little person who you’ve never met.

The announcement was met by exuberant outbursts from each cast member. Michael Symon said he had known of the pregnancy when Oz refused coffee that morning, and Carla Hall said that the news was going to make her cry. Oz responded, saying, “You can’t do this to me, I cry about everything now, really you can’t do this to me!” Mario Batali, sarcastic as always, pointed out that he thought the baby looked like him.

  • Basset_Hound

    My guess is that the harpies at Jezebel and RH Reality Check are having full blown hissy fits over this!.

    • JDC

      True, that is pretty much their default mode.

    • princessjasmine45

      yes, how dare a mom-to-be refer to her fetus as a little person and liken him or her to a human being!!! how dare she!!! :-)

      • JDC

        The nerve! :)

  • princessjasmine45

    “Because it looks like a little human and its like you fall in love with this little person who you’ve never met.”

    And that about sums it up, doesn’t it?

  • Preston

    I think it’s important for everyone who reads this site to know the actual views held by its architects. Here is the latest:

    “Do you believe pregnant women should be legally allowed to drink alcohol and smoke cigarettes? Yes or no”.

    “I wouldn’t mind if it were illegal to sell either to pregnant women”.
    Drew Belsky, Communications Director, @LiveActionFilms.
    Deputy Editor, @AmericanThinker.

    This answer does not come from a nobody. Drew is one of the shapers of this site. Note also that Drew is a male who will never be affected by his idea; he will still be free to buy anything his heart desires. Does Lila Rose agree? Is there a circumstance where a woman like Lila could appear pregnant when she is actually not? I encourage all of you to ask this question of her and all the female contributors on this site until you get answers. And if they are evasive, that speaks volumes.

    Who among you agrees with Drew’s statement? Who wants to live in a town, state or country where his answer comes true? If personhood bills become law, would it then be possible for a legislature to pass a bill promoting Drew’s idea? I’ll let you answer that.

    • Lizabeth


      I am a mid-20 year old woman and I absolutely agree with what he said.

      My Mom and sister are both nurses, and they have seen babies who’s mothers smoked and drank during their pregnancy and the babies are born addicted to nicotine, from their mothers smoking cigarettes.

      Also the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says
      that smoking when you are pregnant can cause a multitude of health problems for the mother and baby including: pregnancy complications, premature birth, low-birth-weight infants, stillbirth, and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).

      In regards to drinking alcohol when you are pregnant, the CDC has a whole spectrum of disorders that have been linked to women drinking when they were pregnant.
      These are called Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs), and include the following types; Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS), Alcohol-Related Neurodevelopmental Disorder (ARND), and Alcohol-Related Birth Defects (ARBD). Children who are born from mothers who drank during pregnancy are shown to have learning disabilities, problems with memory and attention span, communication problems, low IQ, speech and language delays, low body weight, hyperactive disorders, sleep and sucking problems as a baby, problems with judgment and poor impulse control. And the physical issues include; abnormal facial features, growth problems, heart problems, kidney problems, bone issues, and problems with vision, and hearing.

      There is no cure for FASDs, it lasts for the rest of your child’s life. By a woman drinking while she is pregnant she is telling her unborn baby that she cares more about “having fun” and getting a temporary “buzz” than she is about the rest of her child’s life. I know people (and children) who have mental/physical/learning disabilities, their lives are immeasurably harder than their “normal” peers and counterparts. If I was pregnant, I would do everything in my power to keep my child from having to go through life having something like FASDs if I could prevent it by making just one choice.

      So to answer your question; I completely agree with Drew’s statement, and I would love to “live in a town, state or country where his answer comes true”. If it means one less child who would have been able to be born without having birth/mental/learning problems, and is, I am all for it.

      – Lizabeth