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Silverton's amazement at pregnancy

Newsreader Kate Silverton has told how becoming pregnant for a second time is "beyond a miracle".

The BBC presenter (43) has struggled for years with fertility problems and undergone IVF a number of times, but has now managed to conceive naturally for a second time and is two months away from giving birth.

"To be blessed with baby number two seems beyond a miracle," Silverton told Hello! magazine.

"It seems it's also beyond the doctors' understanding too. It's simply amazing and we are so excited."

She and her husband Mike Heron were both amazed when she became pregnant with their first child Clemency naturally after the unsuccessful IVF cycles.

"I have felt such utter joy in motherhood that I just wanted the chance to do it all over again," the presenter revealed.

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"DESPITE MY LIMITED CHANCES, I THOUGHT IT WAS WORTH TRYING AGAIN. I JUST WANTED TO HAVE ONE MORE TRY NATURALLY AND SEE WHAT HAPPENED."

Silverton has had two miscarriages after Clemency's birth, so the couple waited before going public this time.

She hopes she will be able to provide support for others who have difficulty conceiving.

"I think it helps for women and their partners to be able to talk openly about what they are going through and to know they're not alone, and that even with the tough times there can always be hope," Silverton said.

"Mike and I struggled to have children for the last seven years. Now it feels as if we're coming to the fruition of a long but lovely journey. I would love to know that there are others out there who are able to do the same."

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