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Soap star 'amazed' at pre-IVF pregnancy

Holby City star Rosie Marcel has described the "amazing" moment she discovered she was pregnant two days before she was due to start IVF.

The actress (pictured right) and her husband Ben Stacey turned to IVF after a miscarriage nine months ago.

"It was an amazing feeling, crazy. Literally 48 hours before I started injections. I was pregnant," she told Hello! magazine. "I had done so many pregnancy tests 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 had gone through the pain of the miscarriage at the same time as her character, Doctor Jac Naylor, was giving birth in the hospital drama.

"God, it was the worst timing because while my character was giving birth, I knew I was pregnant and had this feeling that it was going wrong," she said.

She is now preparing for the baby's arrival early next year, saying: "This feels completely different to the last pregnancy so I'm more positive about it."