Boxer Nicola Adams expecting first child with girlfriend Ella Baig 4 months ago

Boxer Nicola Adams expecting first child with girlfriend Ella Baig

"After what feels like a lifetime, we can finally say we're going to be parents!"

Huge congratulations are in order for former professional boxer Nicola Adams and her girlfriend beauty blogger Ella Baig, who are expecting their first child together.

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The couple have been trying for a baby for years, and they have now shared that Ella is pregnant through IVF.

The couple announced the happy news with a joint post on Instagram.

In the post, they shared a black and white photo of themselves kissing, and a scan from a recent ultrasound.

The caption reads: "We're so excited to announce that our family is expanding.

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"After what feels like a lifetime, we can finally say we're going to be parents! We're so excited to share this magical journey with you all, the ups, the downs, everything in between."

They added: "Welcome to the world, little one."

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Nicola recently spoke to Vogue about their journey to have children.

She told the magazine: "We decided that Ella would carry the baby, that we’d use my egg, and find a sperm donor that resembled Ella.

"Unbeknownst to us, Ella went through her first rounds of IVF with an underactive thyroid which can dramatically impact the chances of having a healthy pregnancy."

Nicola also shared that they were left devastated after Ella suffered a miscarriage during their first round of treatment.

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She said: "Of course, we knew that there was a chance of it being unsuccessful, but it’s hard to see those two lines on a pregnancy test and feel elated before having that ripped from you just a few weeks later.

"I was also more upset for Ella as she was the one going through the process physically. You don’t really know what to say or do – you just have to be supportive."