Marcia Cross skipped her honeymoon in a desperate attempt to get pregnant via In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF).

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The Desperate Housewives star was so keen to start a family with new husband Tom Mahoney she persuaded him to forgo their romantic break and start fertilisation treatments.

She said: “We decided to skip our honeymoon and try in vitro after the wedding. I had already been through infertility treatments.

“It’s very, very difficult to get pregnant in your 40s. It’s costly and tough on your body and your relationship.”

The 45-year-old actress – who gave birth to fraternal twin girls Eden and Savannah last year – is considering adoption because she doesn’t want to put her body through another IVF procedure.

She said: “”I don’t think I’ll have any more kids, but I’m not 100 per cent sure we won’t adopt.”

Marcia – who tied the knot in June 2006 – also revealed she wishes she had become a mother earlier in her life, because she wants to spend as much time with her girls as possible.

She added to Health magazine: “I wish that I’d had my girls in my 30s. Then I could be around longer for them. But they’re an incentive for me to stay healthy, take care of myself, and live as long as possible.”