Paloma Faith is pregnant with second baby following six rounds of IVF: ‘This child is so wanted’
Paloma Faith has confirmed she and partner Leyman Lahcine are expecting their second child together, following six rounds of IVF.
The singer, 39, announced the news on her social media accounts on Thursday, sharing a lengthy statement.
Paloma and Leyman already share a three-year-old daughter, with their upcoming arrival due in 2021.
She shared a bump photo, telling fans: ‘It is with extreme pleasure I announce I am pregnant.
‘I am going to be releasing new music at this time and wanted to feel free in my body as it changes before all our eyes!
‘I love my job and can’t wait for you all to hear my 5th album and I will be out and about playing as much as this crazy time will allow (also a tour next year).
‘I am not a skinny pregnant person and I am also high risk in pregnancy so would like to ask the media not to run after me ate get unflattering shots as anxiety is detrimental to me and my baby.’
She added that she had undergone several rounds of IVF for this pregnancy: ‘This child is so wanted, it’s my 6th round of IVF and was a struggle to get here.
‘I had a very traumatic first birth and I am also prone to postpartum depression. Being a mother is the greatest thing that’s ever happened to me but I will swell up and I won’t “glow”! I intend to be very real about this with you all!
‘To all the other pregnant women out there who are as in love with their babies as me but simultaneously s**tting themselves, let’s do this’.
Paloma had spoken out about her desire to have more children at the start of September while appearing on The One Show, despite having experienced postpartum depression.
She said at the time: ‘Do you know what’s mad about postnatal depression though?
‘It’s that you spend all this time going “oh my god, I’m a terrible at being a mother, I’m awful” and then you suddenly go one day “Oh, I’d like more…” You’re like “what?!”’
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