Meghan McCain, one of the co-hosts of daytime television show The View, has announced that she is pregnant with her first child.

"My husband Ben and I have been blessed to find out I'm pregnant," she began her statement. "Although this isn't how I expected to announce my pregnancy, both we and our families are excited to share the news with you all."

She continued, "I consulted with my doctors and they advised me that for the safety of our baby and myself, I should be extra vigilant about limiting the amount of people we come in contact with. Starting immediately, I'll be joining the millions of Americans who are self-isolating as a precaution to prevent the spread of COVID-19. As a result, I will be appearing on 'The View' from home via satellite."

McCain urged her fans to wash their hands and stay safe.