Paloma Faith has shared the happy news that she has given birth to a second daughter.
The singer opened up to her fans with an honest post about the tough first hours with a newborn and the pain she was in after the birth.
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Faith, who already has another daughter with her partner Leyman Lahcine, posted two photos to Instagram – one of herself in the operating theatre at her planned C-section, and another of her new baby's feet.
She wrote: "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 in front of me."
The mum-of-two continued: "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!
"This baby couldn’t be more loved or wanted if she tried (yes I have two gals)."
Talking about how she was feeding her new baby, she wrote: "I’m now going through the constant worry of bottle vs breast, last time I breast fed 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."
Faith added: "Lost a litre of blood and I’m in so much pain despite the pain killers. The joys!"
Those offering their congratulations including some of Faith's celebrity friends, including Clara Amfo, Vicky McClure, Jessie Ware, Laura Mvula and Erin O'Connor.
Rochelle Humes commented: "Yes Mama!!!!! Proud of you! Congratulations."
Laura Whitmore, who is currently pregnant with her first child, wrote: "Congrats Wonder Woman."
Faith and Lahcine already have a three-year-old daughter and announced in September that they were expecting their second child after six rounds of IVF.
At the time, she posted on Instagram: "This child is so wanted, it's my 6th round of IVF and was a struggle to get here."
She added: "I had a very traumatic first birth and I also am prone to post partum depression.
"Being a mother is the greatest thing that's ever happened to me but I will swell up and I won't 'glow'!"
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