Brian McFadden and Danielle Parkinson welcome first child

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Brian McFadden is a new dad.

The former Westlife singer and fiancee Danielle Parkinson welcomed a baby girl after suffering two heartbreaking miscarriages, and Brian announced the news on Instagram.

The 41-year-old, who is also dad to two teenage daughters Molly, 19, and 18-year-old Lilly-Sue, from his marriage to ex-wife Kerry Katona, shared the news in a post on Sunday.

Alongside a black and white image of Danielle pushing the newborn baby's pram, he wrote: "Mammy, Daddy and baby out for our first walk together. It’s been the best week of our life."

The couple announced Danielle was pregnant in November following almost two years of in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatments.

During an interview with OK! magazine interview at the time, the couple revealed Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall recommended they see a nutritionist, who helped them conceive after they suffered two miscarriages.

"Mike and Zara put us in touch with Simone the nutritionist who got us prepared for this time," Brian explained. "After we had the miscarriage, we sat with them and talked. This woman would put us on a certain diet, and Mike guaranteed it would work. He was completely right."

Danielle said that she felt lucky to have fallen pregnant after their third round of IVF.

"It does (feel like a miracle) but I feel awful saying that, as I've had so many messages on Instagram. The IVF community is so lovely and I've heard real traumatic stories from people who have been trying for 10 years, people who have had eight-plus miscarriages, so I feel we got lucky on our third attempt," she said.

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