Chloe Madeley opens up about fertility struggles

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Chloe Madeley considered turning to in vitro fertilisation (IVF) to help her conceive after struggling to fall pregnant for two years.

The 34-year-old personal trainer, the daughter of Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan, announced she was expecting her first child with former rugby star James Haskell last month.

In a new interview with OK! magazine, the couple revealed their fertility journey hasn't been easy.

"We picked up the pace in terms of trying (last spring) and that nervousness turned into utter fear," Chloe explained. "Like, 'Hang on, I don't want this option taken away from me.' I woke up in the middle of the night and it hit me like a tonne of bricks. And that pushed me into making a decision and that I absolutely wanted to have a family."

Chloe underwent fertility tests and was given the all-clear so they considered exploring IVF as an option to help them fall pregnant.

"I was getting to grips with the fact it might have to happen like that for me," she shared. "It was the realisation I may actually have to do that. Ultimately, we're very lucky that we didn't have to go down the IVF or adoption route. But it was a really sad few months where I was scared it wouldn't happen for me."

"I look back at it now and I'm a bit upset that I let myself feel that pressure and fear. Whenever I saw other people get pregnant, it reinforced that feeling of fear and sadness that didn't seem to be happening for me."

Chloe discovered she was pregnant in December, and they are expecting their baby girl this summer.

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