Paloma Faith taken to hospital with premature pregnancy cramps

Albertina Lloyd
·Entertainment reporter, Yahoo UK
·3-min read

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Paloma Faith has revealed she spent Monday night in hospital after suffering abdominal cramps.

The 39-year-old singer is pregnant with her second child after a long struggle to conceive through IVF. Her pregnancy is not yet full term and her four-year-old daughter was born premature by emergency caesarean.

Faith revealed on her Instagram stories alongside a picture of her pregnant belly: “We were in the MFAU [Maternal Foetal Assessment Unit] last night cause I've had some lower abdominal cramps... bloody praying this one doesn't come early like the last!'

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 18: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) Paloma Faith attends The BRIT Awards 2020 at The O2 Arena on February 18, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Jim Dyson/Redferns)
Paloma Faith was taken to hospital with premature pregnancy cramps. (Getty Images)

The Changing singer has previously said the birth of her first child was difficult and “traumatic”.

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She announced in September last year she was expecting her second child after her sixth round of IVF and a struggle to conceive.

Paloma Faith revealed she was taken to hospital with abdominal cramps. (Instagram)
Paloma Faith revealed she was taken to hospital with abdominal cramps. (Instagram)

She has also opened up on social media about her extreme anxiety about having a baby amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Faith confessed: “My anxiety is through the roof... I couldn’t help thinking about all the effort that goes into trying to conceive a child through IVF.

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“Together with all the worry in vitro that it’s safe and doing well, then with this pandemic on top. I feel responsible not just for the baby in my tummy, but my 4-year-old too. Like if something was to happen to me how would she ever recover? I have so much worry and so much responsibility on my shoulders I was at breaking point yesterday. I had to have a nap because I had exhausted myself so much.

“I’m also worried about going into the hospital and catching it there too. I just bought some n99 masks but does that mean if I stay in the hospital for a week like last time, because we were both so ill, that I will have to wear a mask the entire time and sleep in it also?”

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 15:  Paloma Faith (L) and Leyman Lahcine attend a screening of "Youth" during the BFI London Film Festival at Vue West End on October 15, 2015 in London, England.  (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/WireImage)
Paloma Faith and Leyman Lahcine (WireImage)

Faith gave birth to her first child, who she had with French artist Leyman Lahcine, in 2016.

Meanwhile, it has been revealed the Only Love Can Hurt Like This singer has made a documentary for the BBC about her experience trying to conceive.

Paloma Faith: As I Am, directed by Jane Mingay, follows the singer’s IVF journey over the course of a year.

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Faith said: “I was very reluctant to let a camera into the very personal experience of working as a first-time mum but Jane is a mother and friend, so I felt safe.

“The result is very telling, exposed and at times emotional for me to watch. I hope it’s a testament to all working mothers.”

The documentary will air on BBC2 and iPlayer.

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