Alex Jones has given advice to those wishing to start a family, after admitting to being “naive” to her own fertility issues.
The One Show presenter, 45, has three children with her husband Charlie Thomson, after welcoming her first at the age of 39.
Alex admitted to becoming obsessed with getting pregnant after meeting her husband, as they struggled to conceive naturally.
Considering her difficult experiences, the presenter urged those who want children to “start the earliest time possible”.
Alex told The Sun: "This is a whole new and different level of wanting — the disappointment and what it does to you as a couple."
Speaking on her fertility issues she said: "I was really naive. I hadn’t thought about it. I thought, ‘well, there you are. We’ll try to have a baby and that’ll be lovely, and then a baby will arrive’. And, of course…how naive. You don’t have any control over it.
"I would tell anybody that if you’re in a relationship and you know you want kids, go for your life as soon as you can.”
Alex added: “But it’s not always that straightforward, is it? I think sometimes it’s not in your control."
Alex’s comments come ahead of her upcoming BBC show Alex Jones: Making Babies, which airs in the new year.
For the show, the TV host swapped careers temporarily, as she trained as a fertility assistant at King’s Fertility Clinic in London.
Speaking earlier this month at a press event, Alex explained that, had she gone down the IVF route investigated in the new show, her relationship with her husband might not have made it.
She confessed: “Christ, me and [my husband] Charlie would be at each other's throats, if we went through that. And you know we are pretty rock solid. But it does stuff to you, doesn't it?”
Alex went on to explain that she wanted to take part in the show to put a spotlight on the fertility issues couples face and give helpful insight into the IVF process.
“One in seven couples in the UK will have fertility complications, which is a hell of a lot of people to not be represented or feel like they're not seen,” Alex continued.
“I thought that this is an amazing opportunity for people who might be in the middle of IVF or people who might be going into it.”
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