Julia Bradbury expecting twins
- Bang Showbiz
- 8 December 2014
Julia Bradbury has revealed she is pregnant with twins at the age of 44 following five rounds of IVF treatment
Julia Bradbury is pregnant with twins.
The 44-year-old presenter announced her second pregnancy in September, and has now revealed her three-year-old son Zephyrus will be joined by twin siblings.
She said: "Starting later in life having children, I didn't ever think I'd have a big family. Zeph was the unexpected miracle and I was thrilled and happy to have him.
"It's taken a long time to get to this stage so the prospect of going from one to three is utterly amazing."
However, the former 'Countryfile' host - who is expecting the babies with her partner Gerard Cunningham - is feeling anxious due to her age and because she suffered from pre-eclampsia towards the end of her first pregnancy.
She explained: "We've got to be ultra, ultra careful, really cautious and try to stay as healthy, calm and comfortable as possible."
Julia - who will return to television in January with ITV's 'Wonder of Britain' - now says she feels relieved to be pregnant after five rounds of IVF treatment.
She said: "It's punishing on the body - five rounds of general anaesthetic, months of pumping yourself full of hormonal drugs - and emotionally, too, because you can go through failure after failure as well as moments of hope - 'Is this one going to work?' - then it's a blow when it doesn't.
"I felt physically tired from everything. When we phoned to get the [pregnancy] results, I just burst into tears because you always question whether your body is going to say no, so it was a complete relief."
Despite the troubles she had in conceiving her children, the former 'Watchdog' co-host is glad the twins are arriving now as she thinks being older makes her a better mother.
Talking to the new issue of HELLO! magazine, she said: "I feel more able to be a good parent now than I would have been a decade ago. There's no question. I wasn't ready emotionally and I don't think that I would have been as capable a mother."