Paloma Faith has announced she is expecting her second child, following six rounds of IVF.
The singer shared the news with fans on Thursday evening (24 September) in an emotional Instagram post.
In the post’s caption, Faith opened up about her struggle to conceive and detailed her IVF experience.
The 39-year-old revealed the news, stating: “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).”
The “Can’t Rely On You” singer added: “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.”
Faith revealed that it “was a struggle to get here” and that she had undergone six rounds of IVF.
“I had a very traumatic first birth and I am also prone to postpartum depression,” she said. “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.”
Faith and her partner Leyman Lahcine had their first child together in December 2016.
She concluded: “To all the other pregnant women out there who are as in love with their babies as me but simultaneously s***ting themselves, let’s do this.”
In May earlier this year, Faith had previously opened up about her concerns of becoming pregnant during the pandemic.
She said: “I feel like, with this whole Covid thing, a lot of us that have done IVF – me included – probably aren’t… it’s not looking great for another one right now.”