The victims’ rights advocate and kidnapping survivor, 30, announced she is expecting her third child on Instagram Monday with an ultrasound photo.
“Pretty HUGE news!! We’re expecting baby #3 in November!!” Smart captioned her picture.
Smart told PEOPLE in November 2017 that her children and family were the most important things in her life.
“My children have brought so much happiness and joy. To me, they’re the very definition of love,” she said.
“Today, I’m so grateful for the small things,” she explained, adding, “I feel like a very lucky and blessed woman.”
In the years since her ordeal, Smart has reclaimed her life as an inspirational speaker, author and advocate.
“I feel so fortunate that I was able to come through this unscarred. I want to tell other people, ‘Don’t give up. Miracles do happen,’” Smart told PEOPLE in 2008. “I’m not sorry this happened to me anymore, because it made me grow up,” she said.