Danielle Lloyd has revealed she underwent an operation to determine the cause of her tragic miscarriage last year - with doctors unable to find a reason for her loss.
The former Big Brother star, 36, who was around eight weeks pregnant when she miscarried last year, had a laparoscopy in October on doctors' advice if she wanted to begin trying for a baby again.
However the mum of four sons was left devastated when doctors could find no cause for her miscarriage - Danielle had believed it was her endometriosis - and has now given herself a deadline of a year before she will stop trying for a baby girl.
Heartbreak: Danielle Lloyd has revealed she underwent an operation to determine the cause of her tragic miscarriage last year - with doctors unable to find a reason for her loss (pictured 2019)
Speaking to New! Magazine, Danielle said it was her 'dream' to have a daughter, saying: 'I know to some people who might not even have one child, it will sound a little bit selfish but I'd really like one more
'I felt disheartened. It was bittersweet because obviously nobody wants anything wrong with them but I'd got it into my head that it was going to be sorted and then I could think about having a baby.
I blamed the endometriosis for my miscarriage and thought when that went, everything else would be OK. To then get the news that there's nothing there, I thought, what is wrong then? Why can I not get pregnant, am I just getting older?'
In the wake of fertility troubles, Danielle began to experience anxiety and depression, before she had a breakdown.
Wanting a girl: The former Big Brother star, 36, who was around eight weeks pregnant when she miscarried last year, had a laparoscopy in October on doctors' advice (pictured with husband Michael O'Neill and sons Harry, Archie, George and Ronnie)
The star spoke to a doctor and is now on anxiety medication.
Danielle has now been advised that she should go on the pill to help with anxiety, depression, anxiety mood swings and irregular and heavy periods - but has decided not to due to her desire for a fifth child.
Danielle, who is married to Michael O'Neill, has spoken openly about trying gender selection so the couple can have a daughter together. They share son Ronnie, three.
Danielle is also mum to three sons with ex-husband Jamie O'Hara - Archie, 10, Harry, nine, and George, seven.
The star said due to the toll on the body, the financial cost and her