Paloma Faith announces that she is pregnant after long IVF journey
Musician Paloma Faith announced yesterday evening that she is expecting her second child after a long journey with IVF.
Faith is also mother her three-year-old daughter with partner Leyman Lahcine.
The singer who is known for being extremely private when it comes to her family surprised fans with her pregnancy announced via social media.
As well as sharing a beautiful photo of her bump, Faith also penned a heartfelt message about her struggles and asked that the media in particular be kind to her;
"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 to 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. Being a mother is the greatest thing that's ever happened to me but I will swell up and I won't 'glow'.
To all the other pregnant women out there who are as in love with their babies as me but simultaneously shitting themselves, let's do this!"
Faith's journey is one that many women have found themselves on and it's inspiring to see her be so open and honest about it.
We wish her all the best with her pregnancy.