Paloma Faith shares baby news with honest post about welcoming a newborn

Megan Sutton
·2-min read
Photo credit: Jim Spellman - Getty Images
Photo credit: Jim Spellman - Getty Images

From Good Housekeeping

Singer Paloma Faith has shared the happy news she's welcomed a second child with a candid social media post about the pressures of new motherhood.

Paloma had previously been documenting her pregnancy on Instagram and took to the platform to tell fans:

"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 in front of me."

The singer posted a photograph of herself gowned up in theatre as well as a snap of the little one's tiny feet. She revealed the baby is a girl and also used the announcement as an opportunity to speak honestly about the challenges of welcoming a newborn.

"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 said.

"This baby couldn’t be more loved or wanted if she tried (yes I have two gals). I’m now going through the constant worry of bottle vs breast, last time I breastfed exclusively and I think it was too hard!

"I don’t know if I wana put myself through that this time but I’m trying anyway. And my nipples are on fire. Lost a litre of blood and I’m in so much pain despite the pain killers. The joys!"

Celebrity friends including Rochelle Humes, Clara Amfo and Stacey Dooley took to the comments to wish Paloma and her new arrival well.

Giovanna Fletcher commented with some sage advice:

"Paloma!!!! Huge congratulations you wonderful Mumma! Take care of those nipnips my lovely! Rest rest rest!!"

Andi Oliver added that Paloma should try not to worry and "just do what feels right."

Paloma has certainly opened up an important conversation about the pressures and challenges of being a new mum. We're sending her our congratulations.

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