Danielle Armstrong’s conception plan – tracking ovulation to positive test

Danielle Armstrong announced her pregnancy back in January and has now shared her conception story with OK! readers.

The former TOWIE star, 34, who also shares two-year-old daughter Orla with husband Tommy Edney, revealed they first started trying for their second child while on their honeymoon in The Maldives last September.

“As soon as the wedding was over, I was like, ‘Get me pregnant now!’ And jumped on him,” she told us, before turning to Tommy.

“You probably really enjoyed it for those few months – I was like a dog on heat! Because we knew we wanted a baby and I’m a bit of a control freak, I just wanted to get pregnant as quickly as possible."

Danielle then admitted that towards the end it got "a bit mechanical" when it came to "ovulation dates and when to have sex."

"It worked, but I can imagine it being quite stressful for couples who are trying for longer than a year because it does take the romance out of it.," she said.

Three months after their honeymoon, they realised their efforts in the bedroom had been successful.

Tommy reflected on the day they got their positive test.

“She didn’t think she was pregnant – Danielle thought she’d come on her period," he explained. "I came home from work and she’s like, ‘It hasn’t happened again.’ I was like, “Never mind, we’ll go again next month.”'

Danielle added: “There was nothing down there [blood] the rest of the day and I was like, “Tom, I think I should do a pregnancy test.” And then it said ‘Pregnant’ – oh my God I was screaming. I did three because I didn’t believe it. It started off in the morning really sad and I was in a total mood and then by the evening I was going, ‘Oh my God, we’re pregnant!’”

Danielle is keen to talk about the pressure on women to conceive and, although it happened fairly quickly for the couple, she said the month before taking another test “felt like a year”.

“It was an easy process, but when you’re going through it and you’re planning and want a baby so much and everyone around you is getting pregnant, it’s like, ‘Ah, is it going to happen?’" she said.

"I found the experience of trying and planning for a baby harder than it was with Orla – because that was a surprise and a blessing.”


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