Parents-to-be Rod Stewart and Penny Lancaster have revealed they used IVF to help them conceive their latest baby, reports Hello! Magazine.
The couple, were keen to give their son Alastair, 4, a brother or sister. However, after two years of trying to conceive, they decided to turn to IVF for help. Penny, 39, was told her diet may have been a reason for her and Rod struggling to conceive naturally.
“A homeopathic doctor told me my mercury levels were really high, off the scale,” explained mum-to-be Penny.
“I do love fish, and I thought it was healthy without understanding the high mercury levels that fish like tuna, swordfish and halibut can contain.
“My doctor said it was unhealthy to have so much mercury in my body, and also for conceiving babies,” Penny told Hello!
Dad-to-be Rod also revealed that, although they had to endure three cycles of IVF, they never gave up hope of conceiving.
“IVF can be stressful, especially for the woman with all the hormone injections and procedures. When the first attempt didn’t work, I said to Penny: ‘Don’t worry, we’ll just keep trying,’” said Rod.
If you’re TTC, take a look at our guide to your pregnancy diet to make sure you’re eating all the right things.