It's set to be a big day for Lisa Faulkner, as she's revealed that her new book, centred around her struggles with infertility, is out right now!
The celebrity chef, who is engaged to John Torode, shared a touching post to her Instagram discussing the significant day.
In the message, Lisa directly addressed people who may also be facing problems having a baby, revealing that the book was written to reassure people that there is a light at the end of the journey.
She wrote, 'Publication day is here! Thank you @eburybooks for the beautiful flowers and for all your support.
'This was not an easy book to write but one I really wanted to write to help anyone through the pain of infertility or just starting that journey of ivf and feeling like what happens if this doesn’t work, where do I go from here. Whatever you decide there is always a chink of light at the end of that dark tunnel and I wanted to reassure people of that light.
'This is just a story of my journey, of what was going on in my head at that time when life felt pretty Rocky and pretty lonely even though I was surrounded by loving friends and family. I truly hope from the bottom of my heart that this book provides a hand to hold for anyone going through that journey 💕🙏🏻'.
Many of the 47-year-old's celebrity pals shared emotional comments on the post, revealing how proud they are of Lisa.
Angela Griffin wrote, 'Congratulations my love. I know what this meant to write. So so so proud of you. My strong, brave, clever friend. Xxx'
While Tamzin Outhwaite also said, 'Oh Lisa that just brought a tear to my eye. I feel very proud of you.. what an achievement 😘'.
Presenter Kate Thornton shared a lovely message too, saying, 'So so proud of you for sharing a story that will help so many and, I know, was so difficult to tell. ❤️'
Lisa's book, 'Meant to Be: My Journey to Motherhood', tracks her journey towards becoming a mum, before she adopted her daughter Billie, now 11 years old.
Speaking about her route to motherhood, Lisa revealed on Lorraine this morning that she had actually experienced a devastating ectopic pregnancy before.
She explained, “We were trying and I was so excited and to have that pregnancy stick that said ‘Yes.’ I still have it actually, which is really funny.
“And it ended up that I had an ectopic and I didn’t understand what was happening to me. I was filming and I literally passed out and had to tell people as I was rushed to hospital. And when I got there everyone kept saying it was an ectopic pregnancy and because it still had pregnancy in the title I thought that I was still pregnant.
"I thought that maybe they could move it as they had said it was growing in the wrong place. I had no idea that it wasn’t viable. And it all sort of spiralled from there. But that moment of feeling that I was pregnant and it was amazing was just shattering.”
In an interview with Hello!, the chef revealed that she believes she was always meant to be with her daughter Billie, though.
"In the end, I got my girl and somebody said to me 'a snowflake always lands in the right place' and I think that’s true – you always get what you’re meant to."
Amy Hunt is an experienced digital journalist, currently working as Life Channel Editor at womanandhome.com. She began as the magazine's features assistant before moving over to digital as a News and Features Writer, before becoming Senior Writer, and now a Channel Editor. She has worked on other women's lifestyle websites previously too—including Woman's Weekly, Goodto.com, Woman, and Woman's Own. In 2019, Amy won the Digital Journalist of the Year award at the AOP Awards, for her work on womanandhome.com.
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