Lisa Riley has opened up about being unable to conceive.
The former Emmerdale actress and television personality appeared as a panellist on Monday afternoon’s (April 20) episode of ITV’s Loose Women, where she revealed it is unlikely she will ever be able to give birth.
Opening up to the other panellists, Lisa said doctors had broke the news she would struggle to conceive naturally and also that IVF treatment – which she previously said she was interested in pursuing – would almost certainly end in failure.
After adding that she will no longer pursue IVF and has “taken ownership of the situation”, Lisa said her inability to give birth will not define her.
“Finding out that I was unlikely to get pregnant was a blow,” she said. “But I refuse to be defined by that.
“People think women need to have a child to complete themselves, but that just isn’t the case.
“I feel that I have taken ownership of the situation now. I have seen other people go through years and years of IVF treatment and the stress and pressure that creates.
“I don’t want to do that. We have decided now that we aren’t going to go down that route, and now that we have made that decision I could not be happier.”
The news follows Lisa’s successful weight loss journey and excess skin removal surgery last year.
Loose Women airs weekdays on ITV.
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