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.