Federal Minister Kelly O'Dwyer, who has politics over the weekend, has had a miscarriage at Parliament House.
The mother of two, who had undergone IVF treatment to conceive, said the incident was a factor in her decision to resign.
"I never ever want that to happen again," she told News Corp.
"I am so thankful to have Edward and Olivia and I do not want to be greedy. If it does not happen then I'll see that it is meant to be. But I do not want to have a regret about that. "
O'Dwyer, Minister for Industrial Relations and Jobs and Minister for Women, announced her residency by Prime Minister Scott Morrison in Melbourne on Saturday.
She said some critics may have resigned for other reasons – that is what she said for me and my family.
"Like so many other families, our journey to parenthood has not been straightforward," she and her husband added.
"We need to be very realistic. I turn 42 … this year and everything has to go right. "
O'Dwyer was widely criticized for opposing the banking and financial sector before the Turnbull government acquired and set up the Hayne Royal Commission.
O'Dwyer was first elected to the seat at Peter Gasoline in 2009 and has a portfolio of responsibilities for financial services, jobs, industrial relations and women.
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