Lorraine Keane candidly opens about her struggles with IVF

Pic: Instagram/Lorraine Keane

Lorraine Keane has recently opened up about her IVF journey, sharing how she was “running around like a mad yolk.”

The presenter struggled with balancing her TV career after welcoming her two beautiful children.

Speaking to Natasha Rocca Devine on her podcast Space to Grow, Lorraine admitted to feeling as though she had missed out on a lot while her children were young because of her busy work schedule.

“People were telling me ‘You’re so lucky, you have the best job in the world’ and I absolutely adored my job and adore my career and love my TV family but I just wasn’t seeing enough of my own family,” she shared.

“I thought we’d fill the house with children. That didn’t happen, we have two healthy babies so I’m not complaining.

“We wanted to have more children, this is getting very personal!” she then joked to Natasha.

“We had done a round of IVF at this stage and it hadn’t worked. I remember the clinic at the time saying, ‘You’re not giving yourself a chance’.”

“I was running around like a mad yolk. It took six days to film Xpose. I said to Peter [her husband] I think I need to leave because I was afraid I’d miss out”.

Lorraine Keane Picture: Brian McEvoy

Lorraine then explained how she wanted to give IVF another chance and knew in her heart that leaving her job was the right thing to do.

Adding: “Even if we don’t have another child, at least I’ll have the time to enjoy the two I do have.”

Finally, Lorraine told mums who are feeling guilty to “stop”.

“I took that time off and was at home for six months and realised I needed to do something else.

“I never felt any less guilty. You’re always going to feel guilty, mind yourself. Be honest with yourself, that’s what I did. I remember thinking I don’t care, I will always work and do something and it was worth taking a risk for.”

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