Carl and Katie want to be able to have a child together (Picture: ITV/REX)
Katie Price and fiancé Carl Woods want to have a baby together but are concerned over whether Carl’s previous steroid use will affect their chances.
The pair discussed their hopes of conceiving on Steph’s Packed Lunch after revealing they’re undergoing IVF treatment.
‘I’ve got a history of using steroids when I was younger and it’s always been in the back of my mind what potential damage I may or may not have done when I was taking them,’ Carl explained.
‘It’s worrying to hear my past steroid use could affect my chances of becoming a dad.’
Cameras followed Katie, 42, and Carl, 31, as they visited a fertility specialist who told them the steroids could have had an affect on Carl’s sperm count.
The specialist said: ‘We know past use of steroids usually does affect the sperm count… There are circumstances where we can help and there are some circumstances, possibly unusually, where we can’t.’
Carl has admitted to previously using steroids (Picture: Channel 4)
Katie and Carl spoke to Steph McGovern about how important it is to them to be able to have a baby together.
‘If we couldn’t, I’m not going to leave her over it. But I’d love to have kids of my own. I’m lucky she’s got five great kids as it is, but to have your own…,’ Carl said.
With a laugh, Katie quipped: ‘I wouldn’t leave you either if you couldn’t.’
The couple also revealed that Katie’s mum Amy knows Katie’s cycle and calls them when she’s ovulating.
As Amy is currently unwell, she is a big proponent of the two of them having a child together.
‘You know the mum wants it when she rings you up saying, “Have you done it, it’s ovulating day! Make sure you’re doing it!”‘ Carl said.
Carl told Steph he is worried that the decisions he made in his past will impact his future.
He explained that when he was younger he wasn’t thinking about anything else than the gym.
‘When I was younger, I couldn’t see past my nose, so I used to use steroids when I was going to the gym… Only when you get older do you realise when you do when you’re younger could affect you when you’re older. It’s worrying,’ he said.
Katie previously revealed that she and Carl have never used protection during sex in the hopes of falling pregnant however ‘it has not happened naturally’.
Steph’s Packed Lunch airs weekdays at 12.30pm on Channel 4.