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28 June 2019 04:19

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'I felt like a failure' Lisa Faulkner discusses her struggle with infertility

LISA Faulkner had Chris Evans listeners in floods of tears after admitting she's pleased her IVF treatment failed. Lisa, 47, adopted Billie when she was 18 months old in 2008, after struggling to conceive with her ex-husband, actor Chris Coghill. The couple did manage to get pregnant, but tragically, Lisa suffered an ectopic pregnancy which resulted in one of her fallopian tubes being removed and thus reducing her chance of being able to conceive. The actress – who is engaged to chef John Torode, after meeting when she was a contestant on Celebrity MasterChef in 2010 – then said she had "felt like I'm not good enough" for not being able to have a baby. Lisa Faulkner shares happy news in emotional post about fertility struggle Marvellous!

Lisa Faulkner shared some exciting news with her Instagram followers on Thursday morning - the former EastEnders star has revealed that her new book (Meant to Be), centred on her struggles with infertility, has been released. "This was not an easy book to write but one I really wanted to write to help anyone through the pain of infertility or just starting that journey of IVF and feeling like what happens if this doesn't work, where do I go from here," she wrote in the caption. Last year, Lisa - who is engaged to John Torode - opened up about her heartbreaking journey to motherhood, which saw her spend £35,000 on four rounds of failed IVF treatment, as well as suffering miscarriages and ectopic pregnancy. "This is just a story of my journey, of what was going on in my head at that time when life felt pretty rocky and pretty lonely even though I was surrounded by loving friends and family. Can't wait to read this Lisa, what an amazing gift to share your story with others.

Moments later, Lisa appeared on This Morning to speak about her journey, telling hosts Phillip Scofield and Holly Willoughby that she has written her new book "for anyone who has found themselves facing the unexpected in life". She explained: "I wanted to write a book that gave that little bit of hope...Infertility is a really hard one. On eventually getting pregnant, Lisa revealed: "We were trying and I was so excited and to have that pregnancy stick that said 'Yes.' I still have it actually, which is really funny." She continued: "And it ended up that I had an ectopic and I didn't understand what was happening to me. Lisa Faulkner has opened up about her difficult journey towards becoming a parent on This Morning. However, Lisa eventually became a mother through adopting her now-12 year-old daughter, Billie.

Lisa Faulkner with her daughter Billie in 2011 More Lisa explained: "I wanted to write a book that gave that little bit of hope...Infertility is a really hard one. "Just when people start trying to have babies and it doesn't quite go to plan, and it goes from 'Oh, we're just going to try and see what happens' to 'Okay, rigid trying' and then that doesn't work, and IVF and everything else didn't work. On eventually getting pregnant, Lisa said: "We were trying and I was so excited and to have that pregnancy stick that said 'Yes.' On her IVF journey, Lisa said: "I think it was really difficult, and I think that anyone going through IVF will understand, that moment where you build up all your hopes and you put your trust into your doctor. Actress and chef Lisa Faulkner spoke to This Morning hosts Philip Schofield and Holly Willoughby about her heartbreaking journey to becoming a mother. Lisa, who announced her engagement to TV chef John Torode in January, shared with The Morning viewers her struggles to become a mother, which she has documented in her new book 'Meant to Be'.

Lisa had previously tried to conceive naturally with her ex-husband, Chris Coghill, and after four rounds of IVF treatments and several miscarriages Lisa became a mother after adopting her now 12-year-old daughter Billie in 2008. Just when people start trying to have babies and it doesn't quite go to plan and it goes from 'Oh, we're just going to try and see what happens' to 'Okay, rigid trying' and then that doesn't work and IVF and everything else didn't work. Lisa eventually did fall pregnant, she revealed: 'We were trying and I was so excited and to have that pregnancy stick that said 'Yes.' I still have it actually, which is really funny. Speaking about her IVF journey, Lisa said: 'I think it was really difficult and I think that anyone going through IVF will understand that moment where you build up all your hopes and almost you put your trust into your doctor and it's a bit like you can be carried along on a sea of medication and everything for a while. Lisa then decided that the next step for her was to adopt, and she adopted daughter Billie when she was 18-months-old.

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Previously speaking about her adopted daughter, Lisa said: I have got my little girl and I'm completely over the moon with my little angel. Lisa Faulkner looked blooming gorgeous on Thursdays This Morning, and we are so in love with the outfit she wore on-screen.