New mum Paloma Faith reveals lockdown encouraged her to give IVF another go despite five failed attempts

NEW mum Paloma Faith has revealed how lockdown encouraged her to give IVF another go despite five failed previous attempts.

The 39-year-old singer revealed she had given birth to a baby girl via C-section last month by sharing two pictures; one of her lying in the operating theatre and the other of her newborn's feet.

Paloma, who also has a three-year-old daughter with partner Leyman Lahcine, has opened up about her decision to give IVF another go during lockdown, despite numerous failed attempts before.

She told The Sunday People: "'I feel like you know for yourself what your boundaries are and I actually knew I'd had enough after three goes. 

"Then lockdown happened and I thought, "What else am I going to do?". I'll have ­another go – and then it worked.

"It's a little bit stressful thinking, "Will it or won't it work?" But I feel really lucky I've got the career I've got because I'm always busy."


She added that the most stressful part of the process was the two weeks wait they had after the embryo was put in.

When she announced the news of her daughter's birth, Paloma told fans how much she and Leyman had wanted another baby.

She wrote alongside the sweet snaps: "Pregnancy diary: Well I’m not pregnant anymore!

"I had a planned c section yesterday I’m in a lot of pain and didn’t sleep last night but it’s worth it to see and meet the new little cherub I have infront of me.

"It’s been about 30 hours and already I’m Exhausted, sore and my nipples are on fire with a baby piranha that wants to kill me on them every few hours but I am of course elated!"

She continued in her tweets: "This baby couldn’t be more loved or wanted if she tried (yes I have two gals)."

Since then, Paloma has kept her fans up to date on how she's getting on, even revealing she had put cabbage leaves on her boobs after they became sore from breastfeeding.

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