Becoming a mum is a dream many of us share. We hope that one day we’ll hold our tiny tot in our arms, but unfortunately, sometimes the road to motherhood can be quite a bumpy one.
Many women struggle with fertility issues and conceiving a baby isn’t as easy as we hoped it would be.
Seeing a negative pregnancy test or hearing your doctor diagnose you with a fertility issue can be one of the hardest things for women to hear.
Emma Bunton knows that struggle all too well. The singer opened up about her struggle to start a family in an interview with Stella magazine.
She explained that when she was 25-years-old she was diagnosed with endometriosis, which is when the tissue that makes up the lining of the womb is present on other organs.
The popstar revealed: “That nearly broke me. I knew I had the right partner; I knew I wanted to be a mum.
“I didn’t give up hope, but it wasn’t happening,” she said.
Five years on from her diagnosis, Emma took part in Strictly Come Dancing. Millions tuned in to watch the Wannabe singer strut her stuff on the Strictly dance floor, including Emma’s doctor who noticed something very different about the singer.
Emma shared that her doctor called after watching her performance to see if she was pregnant. "She’d seen me on the television holding my hands over my stomach and she just had a feeling I was pregnant.”
Emma continued: “I did a test straight away and I was. I have no idea whether it was doing all that exercise but I was so happy. Strictly got me pregnant."
Emma is now a mum to two sons-11-year-old Beau and seven-year-old Tate.