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28th Jul 2015

Steps Star Claire Richards Speaks Out About Struggle to Conceive

"I guess maybe I feel I don’t deserve to be third time lucky"

Singer Claire Richards has spoken out about her struggle to conceive a third child.

The Steps star has been trying for another baby with her husband Reece Hill for the last two years but they have not had any success.

According to reports, doctors believe that she may not be able to conceive naturally due to the effect her fluctuating weight and dieting has had on her hormones.

Claire Richards was in pop group Steps.

She told The Mirror that while she has been advised to undergo IVF, she isn’t keen on the idea.

“I feel I only have myself to blame, so it would be unfair to go down that road when there are so many couples who have not been blessed with any kids and it is their only option – and when they haven’t done it to themselves like I have.”

She continued: “I guess maybe I feel I don’t deserve to be third time lucky. IVF just doesn’t feel like the right thing to do to my body.”

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Claire added: “We are not going to stop hoping, but we are not trying as intensely as we were. I am a strong believer that if it’s meant to be, fate can always find a way.

“We are lucky to have a family and all be together in a house we love. I have to remind myself some people don’t have any of those things, so I never take it for granted and have stopped beating myself up over it.”