Gemma Collins faces another obstacle in her fertility journey but remains hopeful of achieving her baby dream next year

Gemma Collins faces another obstacle in her fertility journey but remains hopeful of achieving her baby dream next year

Gemma Collins has encountered another hurdle in her fertility journey, but remains  hopeful about having a baby in 2024.

The former TOWIE star, 42, has suffered three heartbreaking miscarriages over the years, and has been open about her struggles to fall pregnant with fiancé Rami Hawash, 48.

Speaking exclusively to MailOnline about her family plans, the television personality revealed she had an appointment booked with the doctor last week, but it was sadly cancelled.

Gemma said she has always wanted to be a mother and ‘carry the legendary GC bloodline on’.

She told MailOnline: ‘Well, I was meant to have an appointment the other day and the doctor cancelled, so I’m starting it picking it up again in February. Hopefully, in 2024, The GC’s child will be born.

Gemma Collins has encountered another hurdle in her fertility journey, but remains hopeful about having a baby in 2024 (pictured in February)

Gemma Collins has encountered another hurdle in her fertility journey, but remains hopeful about having a baby in 2024 (pictured in February) 

The former TOWIE star, 42, has suffered three heartbreaking miscarriages over the years , and has been open about her struggles to fall pregnant with fiancé Rami Hawash, 48 (pictured)

The former TOWIE star, 42, has suffered three heartbreaking miscarriages over the years , and has been open about her struggles to fall pregnant with fiancé Rami Hawash, 48 (pictured)

‘I’m going to have it at the Portland [private hospital]. I’m going to do a press call. I saw David Beckham out there when Victoria had the baby. And I’ll be sending me out to say mother and child are doing well, and then I’ll appear like the Royals do.

‘I mean, my child is going to be a gift from God. Everyone’s wanted me to have a baby for so long, haven’t they?

When asked what type of fertility help she will get, Gemma revealed that she isn’t really sure because she is still in very early stages.

She said: ‘There’s nothing to say at the minute. We’re literally at the very, very first stage, and, hopefully, but yeah.

‘Definitely we’ll be giving birth next year at the Portland Hospital. I mean, I’ve got to let the legendary blood live on.

‘I just think I’m at a time in my life. It’s the right time, so let’s see. If it’s meant to be, it would be.’

When asked if she would like to have a boy or a girl, Gemma explained she was not fussed.

Gemma recently said she was pleased to hear that Tana Ramsay had welcomed her sixth child at the age of 49, giving her hope that she, too, can conceive in her 40s.

Gemma hopes to do a 'press call' outside the Portland Hospital 'like the Royals' (pictured: Kate and William in 2013 outside The Lido Wing at St Mary's Hospital)

Gemma hopes to do a ‘press call’ outside the Portland Hospital ‘like the Royals’ (pictured: Kate and William in 2013 outside The Lido Wing at St Mary’s Hospital)

She told MailOnline in a recent interview: ‘The Tana Ramsay news was the greatest thing to wake up to. Incredible.

‘It really made me think positively about my future and kind of took the pressure off. I don’t think anyone knew she was pregnant, so it was a lovely surprise, but I got butterflies in my stomach when I saw it.

‘This is amazing news for me. I’m starting my fertility journey within the next couple of weeks. I’m going to a clinic so watch these cards and get ready for me, honey.’

Gemma previously revealed she would wait until her 50s to try for a baby, having been inspired by supermodel Naomi Campbell, but has now decided to bring forward her plans.

Fertility specialists have warned, however, that celebrity success stories about later motherhood could convince women they can naturally conceive later in life or that fertility treatment is easy.

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For most women aged over 45, the odds of becoming pregnant naturally stand at around one per cent.

Gemma’s gruelling fertility journey became apparent in 2017 during an episode of The Only Way Is Essex.

Broadcast to the nation, Gemma was told age 36 that she could not freeze her eggs and had a low egg count.

This meant that the star’s fertility options would be limited. 

The doctor strongly advised against egg freezing and said she had two options ahead of her: IVF with donor sperm or the use of a donor egg and sperm.

Gemma was also told her weight would have a negative impact on her chances of falling pregnant and has since been on a quest to lose weight naturally.

The reality star has had a rollercoaster of a time with her weight as she has battled with trolls for the last two decades.

During her 20s, Gemma was a size 10 – but after she was diagnosed with PCOS, she piled on weight.

She admitted she never saw the weight creep in during her 20s because she was using it as an emotional coping mechanism.

The star has fluctuated with her weight but has said if she is going to  lose any weight, then she would like to do it naturally

The star has fluctuated with her weight but has said if she is going to  lose any weight, then she would like to do it naturally 

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