She has just released her first book documenting her struggle to become a mother, and Izzy Judd is sharing every step of the journey with the world – even the most heart-breaking lows.
Izzy, who is married to McFly drummer Harry, has spoken candidly about her miscarriage before finally welcoming daughter Lola.
In an exclusive interview with the Mail Online, the 33-year-old revealed that she got pregnant after the first round of IVF but tragically miscarried.
“After the miscarriage, I wrote two chapters of the book [Dare to Dream: My Struggle to Become A Mum]. I’ll never forget the emotional feeling, but also the physical sensation will never leave me,” she said.
Happy publication day to me! Lola says I hope you enjoy our storyThank you to everyone for being so supportive and kind, it has inspired me and given me the courage to write and talk about the difficulties so many of us face on our fertility journeys. Thank you to those who have opened up to me with their personal stories, I have cried tears of sadness and joy reading your messages. I hope you enjoy #daretodream and that it is companion that fills you with hopeAlways believe amazing things will happen! Love Izzy xx
Izzy was diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome, and told that she may never conceive without IVF. In a recent extract from her book, she added that her deep-rooted anxiety also played a role in her struggle to conceive.
Harry was a rock for the violinist, who admitted that they had to prepare for the ‘worst case scenario’.
“Harry said, look, worst case scenario, it’s you and me, and that’s still a pretty great scenario,” she admitted.
“I remember this, thinking you get so consumed by what’s happening and so focused on wanting one thing that you forget who’s with you on the journey, and it was a real moment of realisation when I thought, he’s on this journey.”
It was for this reason that Izzy asked Harry to write a chapter of her book, and the former Escala star admitted she thought it was ‘really important’ to get her husband’s insight.
As for her choice to speak so publicly about their fertility struggle? Izzy is only too aware that there are hundreds of thousands of women out there in her position, and she wants to instil a message of hope and support.
“It feels like every day, pregnancy announcements come out, and it’s just a reminder that it’s not you. People respond to me. It’s such a personal struggle, and it’s so lonely. I hope the book can help people,” she said.
Harry and Izzy are parents to 16-month-old daughter Lola, and are expecting their second child. We’re wishing them all the luck in the world with the journey ahead.