Lisa Riley, 43, says she has given up on IVF but ‘won’t dwell’ on devastating news after being told by doctors it is ‘unlikely to work’
Lisa Riley has said she refuses to dwell on the fact she is unlikely to become a mum.
The actress, 43, had tried for a baby with IVF following her dramatic 12 stone weight loss, but was left devastated when doctors delivered the news she was unlikely to get pregnant.
She told The Mirror: ‘It is just not meant to be. Since being back at Emmerdale I have heard so many positive stories about people who tried IVF and it didn’t work, but then fell pregnant naturally.
‘Not meant to be’: Lisa Riley has said she refuses to dwell on the fact she is unlikely to become a mum
‘I wouldn’t go down the IVF route now but I will let nature take its course and, if I did fall pregnant, I would be thrilled.
‘But I am not going to dwell on it, no one is going to give me bad news again.’
Last year, Lisa spoke about the devastating news that she and her musician fiancé, Al, were unlikely to conceive.
What will be, will be: She said: ‘I wouldn’t go down the IVF route now but I will let nature take its course and, if I did fall pregnant, I would be thrilled’
Appearing on the panel, the soap star revealed she tried the procedure for seven months, but realised it was not for her after a string of ‘rubbish’ results.
While she confessed she was a ‘wreck’ at the time, the former Strictly star assured she was ‘moving on’ from the prospect of having a baby, as she is more than happy living life with her ‘fantastic partner’.
She said at the time: ‘I went through it all and my other half was unbelievable. My readings were rubbish. I’ve tried it for seven months but it’s not for me.
‘It’s not that you feel like a failure – for me personally I kept it quiet and I decided it’s not for me and I’m moving on, so now I’m going to tell people about it.’
The panel praised her being so strong and using her experience to help others – but Lisa was quick to affirm that she still had her low moments during the emotional process, like any other woman.
‘I was an absolute wreck,’ she said. ‘You know how confident I am. And a tin of beans fell out the cupboard and it was the equivalent of losing my mum I was crying and crying!’
Sharing the details: The soap star has been open about her weight loss journey and wish to become a mum over the years (pictured earlier this year)