Brian McFadden reveals Mike and Zara Tindall helped them through their miscarriage heartbreak

Brian McFadden and fiancée Danielle Parkinson have credited Mike and Zara Tindall for helping them ‘change their lifestyles’ as they made a third attempt at conceiving  after two devastating miscarriages. 

The couple confirmed they are expecting their first child as a couple in November, with Danielle already 15-weeks into her ‘miracle’ pregnancy at the time. 

And Westlife star Brian, 40, has credited the royal couple – who recently confirmed they are expecting their third child – after former rugby player Mike recommended the same Dubai based dietitian used by them. 

Opening up: Brian McFadden and his fiancée Danielle Parkinson have credited Mike and Zara Tindall for helping them conceive after two devastating miscarriages.

Opening up: Brian McFadden and his fiancée Danielle Parkinson have credited Mike and Zara Tindall for helping them conceive after two devastating miscarriages.

Opening up: Brian McFadden and his fiancée Danielle Parkinson have credited Mike and Zara Tindall for helping them conceive after two devastating miscarriages.

Appearing on Friday’s edition of Loose Women alongside Danielle, 39, he said: ‘There’s this girl in Dubai called Simone and she’s this dietary magician when it comes to helping people to get pregnant, whether it’s through IVF or naturally. 

‘So Mike told me all about her and we got in touch with Simone and she basically changed our complete diet. Mike and Zara did it, and he swore by it. 

‘He said everybody that we’ve put onto this lady and had done this diet, has gone on to get pregnant and have a successful pregnancy, so we thought we might as well give it a try. 

‘So after the second pregnancy we thought we’d take a little bit of time before we did the third implant because I think we were little bit too soon after the first when we did the second. It completely changed our lifestyle.’

Big help: Westlife star Brian has credited the royal couple - who recently confirmed they are expecting their third child - after former rugby player Mike recommended the same Dubai based dietitian used by them

Big help: Westlife star Brian has credited the royal couple - who recently confirmed they are expecting their third child - after former rugby player Mike recommended the same Dubai based dietitian used by them

Big help: Westlife star Brian has credited the royal couple – who recently confirmed they are expecting their third child – after former rugby player Mike recommended the same Dubai based dietitian used by them 

Brian also revealed it was difficult to watch Danielle submit herself to IVF treatment as they began the year long process in 2019  

‘I think that’s the hardest part. For the guy its quite an easy thing to do in IVF, pretty much like it is for a guy in general, it takes 15 minutes and the woman does the rest. 

‘To watch her go through that was hard, but when we went through the first miscarriage that was the part where I felt really hopeless in all this.’  

Danielle, who suffers from a low egg count, and Brian had tried to conceive for two-years before finally turning to doctors for help.

Great news: The couple confirmed they are expecting their first child as a couple in November, with Danielle already 15-weeks into her 'miracle' pregnancy at the time

Great news: The couple confirmed they are expecting their first child as a couple in November, with Danielle already 15-weeks into her 'miracle' pregnancy at the time

Great news: The couple confirmed they are expecting their first child as a couple in November, with Danielle already 15-weeks into her ‘miracle’ pregnancy at the time

Difficult: Westlife star Brian told Friday's edition of Loose Women that she shouldered the greater burden as they began their year long IVF journey in 2019

Difficult: Westlife star Brian told Friday's edition of Loose Women that she shouldered the greater burden as they began their year long IVF journey in 2019

Difficult: Westlife star Brian told Friday’s edition of Loose Women that she shouldered the greater burden as they began their year long IVF journey in 2019

Although the couple managed to get pregnant on their first round of IVF, five weeks in Danielle said she had some bleeding and her pregnancy symptoms vanished.

The PE teacher, who was alone at the time as Brian was working in Dubai, visited the hospital where they confirmed she had lost the baby with a blood test.

She recalled: ‘I was waiting to travel out to Dubai for a few weeks and I was a bit spotty, bleeding, and thinking that’s not normal.

Candid: 'To watch her go through that was hard, but when we went through the first miscarriage that was the part where I felt really hopeless in all this,' he said

Candid: 'To watch her go through that was hard, but when we went through the first miscarriage that was the part where I felt really hopeless in all this,' he said

Candid: ‘To watch her go through that was hard, but when we went through the first miscarriage that was the part where I felt really hopeless in all this,’ he said 

How does IVF work?

In-vitro fertilisation, known as IVF, is a medical procedure in which a woman has an already-fertilised egg inserted into her womb to become pregnant.

It is used when couples are unable to conceive naturally, and a sperm and egg are removed from their bodies and combined in a laboratory before the embryo is inserted into the woman.

Once the embryo is in the womb, the pregnancy should continue as normal.

The procedure can be done using eggs and sperm from a couple or those from donors.

Guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommends that IVF should be offered on the NHS to women under 43 who have been trying to conceive through regular unprotected sex for two years.

People can also pay for IVF privately, which costs an average of £3,348 for a single cycle, according to figures published in January 2018, and there is no guarantee of success.

The NHS says success rates for women under 35 are about 29 per cent, with the chance of a successful cycle reducing as they age.

Around eight million babies are thought to have been born due to IVF since the first ever case, British woman Louise Brown, was born in 1978.

Chances of success

The success rate of IVF depends on the age of the woman undergoing treatment, as well as the cause of the infertility (if it’s known).

Younger women are more likely to have a successful pregnancy.

IVF isn’t usually recommended for women over the age of 42 because the chances of a successful pregnancy are thought to be too low.

Between 2014 and 2016 the percentage of IVF treatments that resulted in a live birth was:

29 per cent for women under 35

23 per cent for women aged 35 to 37

15 per cent for women aged 38 to 39

9 per cent for women aged 40 to 42

3 per cent for women aged 43 to 44

2 per cent for women aged over 44

 

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‘I had to find out before I got out there, and I had a blood test and they confirmed everything. It was really nice having Dubai as a distraction but it wasn’t nice finding out on my own without Brian here.’

The Westlife star revealed he was in denial after discovering Danielle had miscarried  and immediately sent her to see a gynecologist friend as soon as she arrived in the United Arab Emirates.  

He added: ‘Even though Dani had said it was gone I still didn’t believe it. I think in my head I was like “no this nurse has just made a mistake.” 

Proud parent:  Brian is already a parent to daughters Molly Marie, 19, and Lilly-Sue, 17, with ex-wife Kerry Katona

Proud parent:  Brian is already a parent to daughters Molly Marie, 19, and Lilly-Sue, 17, with ex-wife Kerry Katona

Proud parent:  Brian is already a parent to daughters Molly Marie, 19, and Lilly-Sue, 17, with ex-wife Kerry Katona

‘I was making any kind of excuses. I think it was a Sunday when you went in so I thought, “oh there’s not a lot of staff there so they’ve just made some kind of mistake.” 

‘I was just grasping at straws and then when we did the scan in Dubai and she just looked and said no its gone that was when it just hit me.’  

The couple revealed that they tried to be strong for each other after being completely shocked by sudden miscarriage.

And Brian admitted he was glad to have work – and by extension bandmate Keith Duffy – to help him through the devastating loss. 

True love:  The singer and one-time Olympic hopeful Danielle went public with their relationship in late 2016 after being introduced through a mutual friend

True love:  The singer and one-time Olympic hopeful Danielle went public with their relationship in late 2016 after being introduced through a mutual friend

True love:  The singer and one-time Olympic hopeful Danielle went public with their relationship in late 2016 after being introduced through a mutual friend

He said: ‘I was absolutely heartbroken, but I didn’t want to be heartbroken in front of Danielle. She was suffering the most because this happened to her body. I wanted to be strong but on the inside.

‘I was completely broken, but luckily I was on the road with Keith Duffy, so I got to speak to him all the time, every night. He was a great comfort to me. 

‘When I was home with Dani I was able to hold a brave face and talked to Keith I could talk to him about it. Most men can’t talk about their feelings, but it’s good to have another person to talk to.’ 

The singer and one-time Olympic hopeful Danielle went public with their relationship in late 2016 after being introduced through a mutual friend.  

Brian was married to first wife Kerry from 2002 to 2006, with the Irish star then marrying Vogue Williams in 2012 for four years.

He was also engaged to Australian singer Delta Goodrem, but they ended things in April 2011.

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