Emilia Fox thinks her miscarriage was meant to be.

The 36-year-old actress - whose marriage to actor Jared Harris broke down after she suffered a miscarriage in 2007 - is currently expecting her first child with peace campaigner partner Jeremy Gilley and said she is trying to be positive about the trauma of her previous pregnancy.

She said: "As horrendous as losing my baby was, maybe it was meant to happen to make way for this little one to come along. I don't know if that's true, but it's like I've finally been able to convert that awful experience into a positive thing."

The screen beauty - who is believed to be is expecting a girl - is relishing being pregnant and claims the baby already reacts to her father's voice.

She told She magazine: "I'm really enjoying being pregnant. I especially love the evenings, when Jeremy comes home from work and immediately I feel the baby kicking at the sound of his voice."

Despite her joy at being pregnant again, Emilia does worry about being responsible for a child's welfare.

She explained: "It's strange - you suddenly think, 'Wow, I have to grow up and be responsible for somebody else now.'But the great thing is I'm ready to Take That on."