Actor Jeremy Edwards has revealed his wife, Lydia are expecting their second IVF baby
Jeremy, 49, announced the news during an interview and amid his return to soap opera Hollyoaks to play Kurt Benson to mark the show’s 25th birthday.
He told the celebrity read that the couple had been undergoing fertility treatment for a sibling for their three-year-old daughter, Scarlett.
Lydia is due in March, making her six months pregnant after finding out the treatment had been successful in July.
Jeremy told OK!: “We are incredibly excited, but the main feeling has been one of relief.
“Scarlett was conceived through IVF and so was this baby. We feel very blessed, as this process is actually really tough on Lyds.”
Lydia said it had a stressful time for the family
“It’s very stressful, but we feel so lucky that it worked both times for us on the first attempt,” she says.
“It’s a lot to go through, especially if it doesn’t work, so we’re really excited and thankful that this happened.”
The 36-year-old said the couple turned to fertility treatment after trying for a second baby for two and a half years.
Like many couples, they did experience some delay due to coronavirus.
Lydia said, “I’d already done all the tests and was supposed to begin treatment in April, but then, for the first time ever all IVF clinics shut.”
The pair managed to get an appointment to restart treatment in June and the rest is history.
Lydia said the most stressful part is the two-week wait.
“It puts a lot of pressure on,” she says. “We’ve never taken a pregnancy test where it was light-hearted and exciting. There’s always a lot weighing on it.”
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