Paloma Faith has spoken openly about her experience with IVF and said she felt like the hostess while trying to get pregnant with her second child.
The pregnant singer, 39, is expecting another baby after six rounds of IVF treatment with her partner Lehman Lahcine.
Paloma spoke about LBC’s An Inconvenient Ruth and her battle with postpartum depression after giving birth to their now three-year-old daughter.
Candid: Paloma Faith shared her experience with IVF and said she felt like the host when trying to get pregnant with her second child (pictured in November).
During their very open conversation, Paloma and host Ruth Davidson talked about relationships that need to be strong during IVF cycles, as people don’t always know how much “strength” it may take to begin with.
Paloma said, “I think things go on that you don’t necessarily know about conception and how to do it and how you feel …
“I don’t know” because I’ve never had a natural pregnancy before whether you feel pregnant or giving your body to something else in the same way when you do it naturally.
“But I definitely feel like I am with IVF. I always felt like I was like … It sounds really unromantic, but I feel like the host.”
Expecting: The 39-year-old singer is expecting another baby with her partner Lehman Lahcine after six rounds of IVF treatment (pictured in December).
The duo also discussed the practical aspects of IVF, with Paloma honestly saying, “It’s all unworthy, but pregnancy in general too.”
Paloma also thought about what it was like during an IVF cycle, and revealed that it was a “hormonal roller coaster ride” for her.
She said, “With IVF, I’d love to work and run to the bathroom, get an injection, maybe hit a vein, bleed, run back if I got it right, and” Sorry, sorry “and you make me wince.
“And then you’re on this hormonal roller coaster that aren’t really real hormones. You just injected them into yourself and then you’re completely out of control.”
The singer also discussed how she dealt with her emotions during her second pregnancy, admitting that she cried while planning Christmas.
Journey: Paloma also thought about what it was like during an IVF cycle and revealed it was a “hormonal roller coaster ride” for her (pictured with partner Leyman Lahcine in 2015).
Paloma told Ruth how her partner thinks she is consuming too much because she has ordered a lot while shopping online for Christmas.
She said, “I’m like Christmas, of course there are a lot of packages, I do Christmas shopping and I try not to get COVID so I do it online and he just loved to ask me and then a couple of times he said it was easy to close a lot and I started crying. ‘
‘That’s not normal. I knew it wasn’t normal, but I’m just pretending to knock my eyes out of my head. “I’m not emotionally ready right now to deal with it,” I said.
Paloma thought about why she decided to be so open about her second pregnancy, and said that it also helps her to chat about how to handle it.
She said, “I think I get as much in return for publicly speaking about this stuff as I feel like helping others is important.
Baby number 2: Paloma recently announced on Instagram that she’s canceled her Christmas vacation to attend hospital appointments for more gestational diabetes tests
“In a way, I think I felt pretty isolated my first pregnancy because I was kind of thinking, ‘I’m a famous person, I don’t want to go to antenatal classes if people stare at me’ or whatever and I was feeling I was vulnerable and everything was pretty strange and I felt really isolated. ‘
Paloma added that she doesn’t feel that much this time around, and is already crediting her daughter for being a mother to the change.
She said, “I think a lot has to do with the fact that I already have a child. I know a lot of mothers from kindergarten. She goes to a state kindergarten around the corner.
“Everything is a bit more normal and after the initial reaction of people saying,” Oh my God, this is Paloma Faith “, it quickly moves on to the question,” I’m exhausted, have you done sleep training yet? ” or what ever.’
To hear the full interview, tune in to An Inconvenient Ruth on Sunday at 9 p.m. on LBC – on DAB digital radio, on Global Player on your smart speaker, iOS or Android device, and LBC.co.uk.
Honestly: The star has regularly been very open to her second pregnancy after feeling “fragile” while expecting her first child