Rosanna Davison has spoken about the hardship facing couples who have had their fertility treatments cancelled because of Covid-19.
The former Miss World welcomed her first baby, Sophia, with husband Wes Quirke via gestational surrogacy in November.
She was born in the Ukraine after a long fertility journey for the celebrity couple.
Rosanna urged those affected to not give up hope.
"Every single day, we look at Sophia in amazement and can't believe she's our daughter and that we've been this lucky," she told the Irish Independent.
"We don't take a moment of it for granted because it was such a long and challenging journey for us.
"Just yesterday, we said how lucky we both feel about the timing of her birth because so many women and couples have had to put their fertility treatment plans on hold while the global crisis unfolds. And they don't know when IVF clinics will re-open.
"My heart just goes out to them as it's so stressful already without this extra uncertainly.
"Staying positive and strong is really the only option right now."
Ms Davison added that it had been difficult not seeing her parents for a month but having their four-month-old to focus on had kept them busy during this tough time.
She s also looking forward to eventually catching up with her grandmother, dad Chris de Burgh's 93-year-old mum Maeve, who has been cocooning at her Castle Dargan home in Wexford.
"I've been calling my grandmother regularly and we also exchange emails to keep in touch. Thank goodness for technology. When all of this is hopefully over, I'll be looking forward to travelling again. I'll start with a road trip to visit her and give her a big hug.
"But for now, it's so important to listen to advice from the Government and experts because staying home saves lives."
Ms Davison is an ambassador for Cystic Fibrosis Ireland, which today sees the launch of its annual 65 Roses Day campaign, with CF sufferers particularly vulnerable to Covid-19.
People can donate via its website: www.65rosesday.ie.