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I gave up on having children...until my miracle pregnancy

Presenter Kate Silverton has told how she had given up hope of ever having children until her "miracle" pregnancy.

The BBC Breakfast host -- due to give birth in October -- believed she was unable to conceive naturally and had attempted medical intervention.

In an interview with Hello! magazine, the 41-year-old admitted she was "stunned" to find that she was suddenly expecting. "This baby is the closest it gets to a miracle for me," she said.

Silverton had been told she was unlikely to get pregnant without help after losing an ovary during an operation to remove a cyst when she was 29. The presenter and husband Mike Heron had tried four cycles of IVF and acupuncture without success. Silverton tells the magazine: "Mike and I resigned ourselves to being childless.


"We felt desperately sad about it but, as a positive person, my philosophy was that everyone faces challenges in life, and very often much worse than ours.

"When it happened naturally, I was stunned. It defied medical opinion and my wildest hopes," she said.