British actress Rosie Marcel fell pregnant two days before she was due to receive fertility treatment.
The Holby City star turned to in vitro fertilisation after months of trying for a baby with her husband Ben Stacey, and she was stunned when she conceived just 48 hours prior to starting a course of injections.
She tells British magazine Hello!, "It was an amazing feeling, crazy. Literally 48 hours before I started injections. I was pregnant! I had done so many pregnancy test during the eight months we'd been trying hard for a baby that I fully expected it to come back negative as it always did."
The 37-year-old, who is due to become a mum early next year (15), admits her baby news was a welcome lift after the despair of suffering a miscarriage last year (13), adding, "I certainly blamed myself because you think of all the things you've done wrong. As a woman, you feel like you've failed. I went down the rabbit-hole, as others do. I felt terribly sorry for myself and it was difficult to pick myself up. This feels completely different to the last pregnancy so I'm more positive about it."
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