Sean Lowe & Catherine Giudici's pregnancy plans will disappoint fans

Dec 9, 2015 at 5:47 p.m. ET

Bachelor fans hoping to get an inside look at Catherine Lowe's pregnancy are going to be left very disappointed, the expectant couple says.

The Lowes just announced their first pregnancy, but that news might be the last thing we hear about their baby for a while. The couple says they will not reveal the sex of the baby before it is born and want to keep publicity to a minimum, hoping to keep Catherine's pregnancy "quiet" and "calm."

"Catherine is just out of her first trimester," a source close to the pair told E! News. "They've decided not to reveal the sex at this point.

"They want a calm, quiet pregnancy," the source added. "They're not interested in making a spectacle of it, which is why they did the announcement on their social media. That was how they wanted to tell the world."

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The pregnancy announcement came just days after the Dec. 4 debut of Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars Season 4, which heavily features Sean and Catherine trying to work out their issues stemming from wildly different communication styles.

"I need to work on conflict because it's been eroding a little bit of our romance," Catherine said on the show.

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"There have been times when we have fought where I said, ‘I can't do this anymore,'" Sean said, adding that he meant fighting, not the marriage.

Sean and Catherine met on The Bachelor Season 17 in 2013 and wed in a lavish televised ceremony last January. They have also appeared on Celebrity Wife Swap together with Bachelor alum Jason Mesnick. This is their first child. They announced the pregnancy on Instagram yesterday in separate posts of the same image.

You can catch the couple working on their marriage before the baby arrives on WE tv's Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars Fridays at 9/8c.

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