Paloma Faith admits she feels ‘uncomfortable and anxious’ as she prepares for the birth of her second child with partner Leyman Lahcine.
The eccentric singer, 39, announced her pregnancy following six rounds of IVF treatment in September, almost four years after welcoming her first child, a daughter, with the French artist.
But while she’s excited about the birth, she admits uncertainty surrounding the ongoing coronavirus health crisis has dampened what she should be a special time for the couple.
Opening up: Paloma Faith admits she feels ‘uncomfortable and anxious’ as she prepares for the birth of her second child with partner Leyman Lahcine
Sharing an update with Twitter followers on Tuesday evening, Paloma gave an honest appraisal of her current mental and physical state as she goes through her second pregnancy.
She wrote: ‘I was doing an interview the other day and the journo said “this must be such a joyous wonderful time” I said “well no it’s a very uncomfortable and anxious time but I’m excited for the baby at the end”.
‘Woke up at 4.30am with terrible insomnia, can’t get comfortable, sciatica, had to drag my leg home the other evening from a walk around the block! I feel like I can’t walk!
‘But yes, I’m totally excited about another baby. But let’s not sugar coat it shall we? Ha!’
Candid: Sharing an update with Twitter followers on Tuesday evening, Paloma gave an honest appraisal of her current mental and physical state as she goes through her second pregnancy
Admission: The singer also joked her boobs have swollen as a result of her second pregnancy
The singer also joked that her boobs have swollen as a consequence of being pregnant.
Taking to Instagram with humurous selfie of herself in a protective mask, she wrote: ‘My face when my boobs are now 32F! I feel like they are going to make me float upwards soon it’s like a carry on film!’
Paloma surprised fans by announcing her second pregnancy in a candid statement shared with Instagram followers on September 24th.
Proud mother: Paloma welcomed her first child with French artist Leyman in 2016
Breaking the news, she wrote: ‘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 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.
‘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’.
Big news: Paloma surprised fans by announcing her second pregnancy in a candid statement shared with Instagram followers on September 24th
In September the singer discussed her gruelling battle with postpartum depression, which came on after she gave birth to her first child in September.
Speaking on Channel 4’s Sunday Bunch, she told hosts Simon Rimmer and Tim Lovejoy: ‘I did have a traumatic first birth and did have postpartum depression. So I’m trying to make sure I surround myself with people who know that.
‘I don’t think I realised I was that ill until it went away. Yeah, it’s quite difficult because you wonder whether you’ll be happy again.’
She also spoke about falling pregnant following IVF treatment, adding: ‘I think being pregnant is often glorified as this beautiful sentimental thing, and I am overwhelmed with joy I tried very hard on IVF to get pregnant – it’s my sixth round, and that means I definitely want a baby.
‘But, I swell up a lot, I feel very full, and I know this is a family show but I don’t like having breasts very much.’
Opening up: In September the singer spoke to Sunday Brunch about her gruelling battle with postpartum depression, which came on after she gave birth