Alex Jones admits to being “naive” about fertility and becoming “obsessed” with getting pregnant

She’s the mother of Teddy, five, Kate, three, and one-year-old Annie.

But Alex Jones admitted she was “naive” about pregnancy and later became “obsessed” with having children.

The One Show presenter, 45, didn’t give birth to her first child until she was 39 and had a miscarriage in 2017.

‘Naive’: Alex Jones admits she was ‘naive’ about pregnancy and later became ‘obsessed’ with having kids

Speaking to The Sun, Alex explained that the road to pregnancy isn’t always smooth.

“For all of us who wanted a baby,” she said, “I grew up through our 20s on, ‘Don’t get pregnant, don’t get pregnant, don’t get pregnant. And suddenly one day I kind of decide that I now want to have a baby, and it turns completely 360 degrees.

Then you become obsessed with it. It’s hard when it happens naturally, and it can take a while. But that’s a whole new, different level of desire-disappointment and what it does to you both as a couple.

Pregnancy issues: The One Show presenter, 45, didn't give birth to her first child until she was 39 and suffered a miscarriage in 2017

Pregnancy issues: The One Show presenter, 45, didn’t give birth to her first child until she was 39 and suffered a miscarriage in 2017

“But I was really naive,” she admitted. I didn’t think of that. I thought, “Okay, there you go. We’ll try for a baby and that’ll be great, and then a baby will arrive.” And of course… what naivety. You don’t have any control over it.

Alex has previously documented her struggles to conceive a second time, as she told The Sun: ‘I suppose I’m a little older now, but we took it as if she’d be fine. But you never really know until you start experimenting with how it’s going to go, right?

“The majority of couples I know have something, not always IVF, but an issue that needs to be resolved.

Candid: Speaking to The Sun, Alex explained that the road to pregnancy isn't always smooth

Candid: Speaking to The Sun, Alex explained that the road to pregnancy isn’t always smooth

“All of a sudden you see someone who is pregnant or has a newborn and you don’t really go back to what happened before because everyone is just happy to have a baby.”

It comes after Alex admitted she would trade her TV career for a job at a fertility clinic after being inspired to work on one while filming a new series.

She trained as a fertility assistant at the King’s Fertility Clinic in London as part of her new TV series, Alex Jones: Making Babies.

She admitted she was left in such awe of the “amazing” staff helping people who want to become parents that she said she would trade her TV career for there.

Inspiration: Alex admitted she would trade her TV career for a job at a fertility clinic after becoming inspired to work on one while filming a new series

Inspiration: Alex admitted she would trade her TV career for a job at a fertility clinic after becoming inspired to work on one while filming a new series

Speaking in a Q&A for the upcoming series launch, Jones told interviewer Stacy Dooley: ‘Honestly, in six months, I’m going to trade my job to work with this team.

I always thought it might be a good idea to be a nurse when I was growing up. But oh my god just job satisfaction. God, this is much harder than we do.

“The level of satisfaction is off the charts, I was truly in awe every time I walked through the door.

They are just incredible human beings – their levels of kindness. They are like angels walking around.

The Work: The One Show presenter, 45, trained as a fertility assistant at the King's Fertility Clinic in London as part of her new TV series, Alex Jones: Making Babies

The Work: The One Show presenter, 45, trained as a fertility assistant at the King’s Fertility Clinic in London as part of her new TV series, Alex Jones: Making Babies

Reflecting on her time working at the center, she admits she messed up her first blood test, and says her first experience was on a doctor undergoing fertility treatment as a patient.

Alex said she didn’t want to be a “clumsy TV presenter” while rehearsing and filming at King’s – one of the world’s leading reproductive centers headed by director Dr. Ipocatis Sarris.

She said, “You know when you feel like the new girl when you’re starting a new business, but I really did feel like the new girl.”

Liked: She admitted she was left completely in awe of the staff's help

Liked: Admits she was left in such awe of the ‘amazing’ staff helping people who want to be parents that she said she’d trade her TV career for there

“Dr Sarris, he’s a tough boss, but I was afraid of him for the first few weeks.”

When she was allowed to have her first blood test, Alex said she was shocked to find out her first attempt was on a real pediatrician named Katie.

She said: She is a doctor! So I do a blood test to a doctor. Why was she my first?

She added afterwards: ‘It didn’t go well. She kept giving me advice on how to find the vein.’

Difficulties: Given her time working at the center, she admits she messed up her first blood test and says her first experience was with a doctor undergoing fertility treatment as a patient.

Difficulties: Given her time working at the center, she admits she messed up her first blood test and says her first experience was with a doctor undergoing fertility treatment as a patient.

But I think that was the coping mechanism — switching to doctor mode. She could focus on the fact that I was totally sloppy.

“Taking blood if someone doesn’t have a juicy vein – I’m done with it. With men it’s much easier because their veins are bigger.”

Katie, I thought she’d done this a million times.

She was talking to get through it and she was great. She stands out to me, as someone who is a pediatrician and her life’s work is fixing other people’s kids.

Speaking of Katie’s struggles with becoming a mother, “She seems so cruel that she tried for so long to have her own baby because she would be such an outstanding mother,” Alex said.

But Alex hinted that her fertility treatment was ultimately successful, saying, “It seemed like a terrible twist of fate — but now of course… dah, dah, dah.” I am not supposed to say more.

Asked if she brought the vibes of working into the clinic home, Alex said it made her feel incredibly “lucky” to her husband, Charlie, and their family.

She explained, “I came home and they probably thought ‘What are you doing, are you going to choke me outright?'” I caught them all and I’m going to say to Charlie, “Do you know how lucky we are?”

Alex married her husband, Charlie, on New Year’s Eve in January 2015 and they welcomed their third child, Annie, in August 2021.

Alex series It will be played on UKTV’s W channel in January and, in UKTV Play’s first event, was extended when an extra episode was commissioned, which sees Alex meeting up with some of the patients she met and meeting their children.

Alex added, “The series is very close to my heart. It really is a passion project.

“Everyone can spend a day there to see how humans should interact with other humans.”

Claire Morrison, creative director of the series’ production company, added: “Alex Jones is the perfect person to immerse herself in this unique world – she knows the highs of childbearing from her own experience of trying to conceive.”

Sweet: Alex and husband Charlie share sons Teddy, five, and Kate, three, and daughter Annie, one

Sweet: Alex and husband Charlie share sons Teddy, five, and Kate, three, and daughter Annie, one

Earlier in January, Alex returned to her decade-long presenting slot on The One Show after being on maternity leave.

The comeback came nearly a year after the presenter announced she was expecting her third child on Show One.

In an exclusive chat with MailOnline, the presenter of The One Show admitted she didn’t realize she was expecting and blamed her symptoms on an experience of going vegan.

Busy: Earlier in January, Alex returned to her decade-long presenting slot on The One Show after being on maternity leave

Busy: Earlier in January, Alex returned to her decade-long presenting slot on The One Show after being on maternity leave

I was so tired, but of course I’m pregnant too late. Alex said: ‘I thought being a vegetarian was making me a drain on energy but it wasn’t.

Despite having been pregnant before, Alex said she was completely oblivious to the signs she was expecting and instead thought it was about trying a meat- and dairy-free diet.

The presenter continued, “This is ridiculous in my third pregnancy, but I didn’t realize the clues were there because I blame everything on vegans.” I was so tired and hungry all the time and I thought it was.

Children: Alex married her husband, Charlie, on New Year's Eve in January 2015 and they welcomed their third child, Annie, in August 2021

Children: Alex married her husband, Charlie, on New Year’s Eve in January 2015 and they welcomed their third child, Annie, in August 2021

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