Paloma Faith is PREGNANT! Singer, 39, reveals she is expecting her second child after six rounds of IVF
- The Upside Down singer made the announcement on Instagram on Thursday
- Paloma said: ‘It is with extreme pleasure I announce I am pregnant… This child is so wanted, it’s my 6th round of IVF and was a struggle to get here’ in her post
- She is already a mum to a three-year-old daughter with partner Leyman Lahcine
- Paloma revealed earlier this year on a podcast that she had a miscarriage in 2019
Paloma Faith has revealed she is expecting her second child after six rounds of IVF.
The singer, 39, made the announcement via her social media platforms on Thursday alongside a picture cradling her bump.
She is already mother to a three-year-old daughter with partner Leyman Lahcine.
Expecting: Paloma Faith has revealed that she’s pregnant with her second child after six rounds of IVF
She penned: ‘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.
‘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.
Candid: The star revealed her happy news in a lengthy Instagram post, telling her fans that the baby is ‘so wanted’ and explaining that she wants to ‘feel free in my body as it changes’
Couple: The singer is already mother to a three-year-old daughter with her long-term partner Leyman Lahcine (pictured together in 2018)
‘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***ing themselves, let’s do this’.
The music star gave birth to her first child with long-term boyfriend Leyman Lahcine in December 2016.
And back in July, Paloma shot down claims that she’s raising her daughter gender neutral, days after finally revealing her child is a girl.
She had previously kept the gender of her daughter under wraps, leading to speculation that she had opted to raise her child outside of any definitions.
However, when asked by the Radio Times what made her finally reveal the toddler’s gender, she explained: ‘I was misunderstood – the media reported that I wasn’t dictating gender stereotypes.
‘True, I don’t encourage gender rigidity with toys, but really, I was traumatised by the birth and protective of our privacy.
‘I wanted her to develop into herself before the world decided who she was. I felt like a lioness. She makes me look at the world in a way I’ve neglected for a long time.’
Mama: Back in July, Paloma shot down claims that she’s raising her three-year-old daughter gender neutral, days after finally revealing her child is a girl (pictured on stage in 2010)
The interview came days after she admitted to having abortions in the past and discussed her miscarriage last year in a candid chat on the Happy Mum Happy Baby podcast.
In the poignant chat, Paloma reflected on falling pregnant by accident in her youth, compared with her struggle to conceive now that she is in her late 30s.
Paloma said: ‘In the past I’d been very fertile and I’d had moments when I was too young to have a baby where I’d chosen not to have it.
‘And I felt very fertile. And when I met my partner I felt very different with him than I felt with most people.’
Parents-to-be: Paloma told her fans she ‘will swell up and I won’t “glow”‘ in the heartfelt post to reveal her and Leyman’s news
She said: ‘Last year I was trying again and it was strange because once my daughter turned 18 months I suddenly was like, I want another one.
‘This is the best. Then I had a miscarriage and it’s sort of an ongoing thing. It’s tense. It’s not very sexy.
‘I have a scar that isn’t healing properly from my caesarian so it’s creating a bit of a toxic atmosphere which is also quite hard.’
Paloma also admitted she felt ‘depleted and depressed’ while at home with her daughter but became invigorated when she began working again.
Speaking about life as a working mum, the singer and actress said: ‘I have so much respect for the women who stay at home, I just don’t know how they do it. Because, it’s harder. It’s harder than going to work.’
The past: Paloma has previously admitted to having abortions and discussed her miscarriage last year in a candid chat on the Happy Mum Happy Baby podcast (pictured in April)
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