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Stacey Solomon has opened up about having more children in the future. The mum-of-three was answering fan questions on her Instagram when once asked if she would like to have another baby.

Stacey and her boyfriend Joe Swash welcomed their first child, son Rex, on May 23, 2019. Her baby boy is as cute as can be and Stacey said she’d love to have another baby, especially if they were like her little boy.

She commented, “Oh my gosh, if they were all like him [Rex] then yes, I’d have a thousand.

“I don’t know, you just never know what’s going to happen in the future but maybe, we’d love to.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Stacey is a mum to one-year-old Rex, eight-year-old Leighton and 12-year-old Zachary.

The adorable family recently celebrated Rex’s first ever birthday. They made sure his day was as special as can be, even if the family had to spend it in lockdown.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Stacey couldn’t help but gush about how happy little Rex has made them since he was born last year, “One whole year of our little pickle. How has the time passed by so quickly? How did you get so big all of a sudden? And how did we get so lucky to be blessed with your soul? 

“Pickle you will never know how much happiness you bring to us & so many and how loved you are. You really are a beaming ray of sunshine in our lives and It feels like you’ve always been here. Thank you for this wonderful year. For bringing so much joy into our lives. For making us smile EVERY day no matter what is happening in the world. We love you so much with all of our hearts and souls. Rex Toby Francis Swash, our love, our light, our pickle,” she added.

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Anyone who has gone through IVF knows just how daunting, intense and overwhelming it can be. It’s a physically and emotionally draining and deeply personal journey that millions of women go through all around the world, including Amy Schumer.

The actress, who welcomed her first child Gene last year, revealed that she has started IVF because she wants her darling son to have a sibling.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The mum shared a photo of her bruised tummy to reveal that she is in the early stages of IVF. Alongside the photo, the mum wrote, “I’m a week into IVF and feeling really run down and emotional.”

Amy encouraged women who have been through IVF to share their story with her, “If anyone went through it and if you have any advice or wouldn’t mind sharing your experience with me please do. My number is in my bio.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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She revealed, “We are freezing my eggs and figuring out what to do to give Gene a sibling.”

Amy’s friends sent her supportive messages after her post. 

Selena Gomez wrote, “I’m praying for you and chris. I’m sorry!”

“I appreciate you as a mother, a woman, a public figure, your vulnerability is so powerful,” Tess Holliday added.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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One woman praised Amy for sharing her IVF journey with the world, “From a fellow IVF survivor. Thank you for speaking out. Wouldn't wish the experience on anyone, but stay positive. This is not for the weak at heart. But there is an amazing community of women out there who get it.”

Amy is so strong for sharing her story. There’s no doubt many women will seek comfort in her honesty.

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Cheryl has opened up about her desire to have more children. The singer, who is a mum to two-year-old Bear, revealed her plans to expand her family.

The Love Made Me Do It singer spoke to The Times about her plans to find a sperm donor. She told the publication that she is hoping to welcome her second child soon.

She said she hopes to have “more than one” child in the future, however, she is concerned that time may not be on her side.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Speaking about having another child, she says: “It makes me very happy.”

She continued: “If time was on my side and I was in my twenties, yeah, I would wait and consider more options, or wait for somebody I felt was right, but … You could meet somebody and for that year it feels incredible, but there is never a guarantee because there are so many variables that can happen. Life is a funny old game.”

The mum explained that she will find a sperm donor abroad, “You can get it from abroad. Do you imagine some guy from Newcastle saying, ‘That’s my child!’?” she joked.

“There’s a lot to choose from and a lot to think about,” she added.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Cheryl shares her son Bear with her former partner Liam Payne. Their little boy is set to turn three-years-old in March and the Fight For This Love singer said he’s still the best thing that happened to her.

“I’m so happy now. I am happy with who I am and where I am in my life, and with my situation … My son. I didn’t need to choose him. He chose me! And it’s changed my world view. It’s changed everything for me in the best way,” the doting mum gushed.

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Huge congratulations are in order for Michelle Williams who is engaged to Hamilton actor Thomas Kail. Not only is the actress set to tie the knot, but she is also pregnant with their first child. The Dawson's Creek alum and the Tony winner will welcome their first child together in 2020.

According to People, the lovebirds were spotted purchasing baby clothes at a store in London, where Michelle is currently filming Venom 2.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Michelle is already mum to 14-year-old daughter Matilda from her relationship with the late Heath Ledger. It is believed her daughter played matchmaker to her mum and the Broadway star.

There's no doubt 2020 is going to be quite the special year for Michelle.

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Huge congratulations are in order for Felicity Jones and her husband Charles Guard who announced they’re expecting their first child.

The Theory of Everything star’s representative confirmed the news to People.

The actress stepped out for the premiere of her new movie The Aeronauts in New York City this week and showed off her blooming baby bump.

Felicity wore a stunning black velvet dress with white bows for the momentous occasion. 

The Aeronauts star dated Guard for two years before becoming engaged in 2017.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The 36-year-old and her director husband tied the knot last summer. They had a lavish ceremony at Sudeley Castle in the Cotswolds, Oxfordshire, England in July 2018.

Felicity often keeps her personal life private but she has spoken about motherhood in the past.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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She told Harper’s Bazaar, “I feel like we’re in a new era, where it is empowering rather than limiting to have children.”

She continued, “From what I can see from friends and relatives, women get stronger and more decisive from having children, they don’t waste their time doing things they don’t want to.”

We are so excited for the Chalet Girl actress. 2020 is going to be quite a special year for Felicity and Charles.

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Huge congratulations are in order for Storm and Ronan Keating who are expecting their second child together.

The couple announced their joyous news on Instagram this morning and we couldn't be happier for them.

Storm shared a photo of their two-year-old son Cooper kissing her baby bump.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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She captioned the snap, 'Another little Keating on the way'

Ronan and Storm have been married for three years.

The dad also has three children with his ex-wife Yvonne Connolly. They share 20-year-old Jack, 18-year-old Missy, and 14-year-old Ali.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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There's no doubt they're overjoyed to be welcoming another little brother or sister into their family.

Earlier this year, Storm opened up about her hopes to have another child with the When You Say Nothing At All singer.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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She told RSVP, "It would be nice for Cooper to have a little brother or sister. I won't lie, the idea of trying to manage another child on top of everything else and our crazy lifestyle is not exciting, but there is certainly a possibility for Coop to have a little buddy."

We are delighted for Storm and Ronan. 2020 is going to be such a special year for them!

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Orlando Bloom has opened up about having children with his wife-to-be Katy Perry.

The actor and popstar got engaged on Valentine’s Day this year and rumour has it, they’ll be tying the knot in December.

The Pirates of the Caribbean star said he is hoping to have more children in the future. Orlando is already a dad to eight-year-old Flynn, whom he shares with ex-wife Miranda Kerr.

He told Man About Town, “I really want to enjoy family and friends, my beautiful son, and have more kids."

He stressed that he realises that starting a family with someone is the most serious step.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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“I want to make sure when I embark on that, it’s with my heart full and very clear about the reality of what that means, as opposed to some romantic idea of what it means to be in a relationship,” he stressed.

He explained that his previous marriage has taught him a lot about love and relationships.

“I think when you’re younger, we’ve all been sold this Hollywood idea of love and relationships, marriage and kids, and actually, what it really takes is communication and compromise, so life looks like somebody who’s willing to communicate and find joy in the simple and small moments,” the Carnival Row star added.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Orlando and Katy will reportedly marry in an intimate ceremony next month. “They are using a planner to finalise all the wedding details. Katy seems in charge, but Orlando is involved with the planning, too. They don’t seem stressed about it though. It will be a fun celebration with family and friends,” an insider told People magazine.

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The beautiful Ashley Graham is expecting her first child and the mum-to-be is glowing. The model confirmed her joyous news in August, on the day of her ninth wedding anniversary.

“Today on our ninth wedding anniversary, Justin and I couldn’t be more happy to share the news that we are growing our family. Together we have received this beautiful blessing and can’t wait to share our unconditional love,” she gushed.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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And now, Ashley has even more exciting news to announce.

The supermodel has shared the gender of her baby on The Ellen Show and it’s safe to say she is overjoyed.

Ashley and her husband Justin will be welcoming a baby BOY in the coming months.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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She couldn’t help but grin when she unveiled the special news, “Yay! I’m having a boy! I’m going to be a mommy to a boy!”

Ashley also hinted that her due date may be just around the corner as she has decided to stop flying. Most medical experts advise expectant mums to stop flying at 36 weeks which means the model could be welcoming her son sooner than we thought.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Ashley told host Ellen DeGeneres, “This is my last trip. I flew just for you.”

The model wouldn’t give exact details but she did share that her tiny tot is due in January.

Talk about the best way to start 2020.

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Shay Mitchell is already being mum-shamed, a mere week after giving birth to her first child. The mum has come under fire after she attended Drake’s birthday party. 

Trolls are attacking the mum for leaving the house… I know, we can’t believe it either. God forbid the new mum wanted to step outside.

The new mum is entitled to have fun. Just because the You star is a mum, doesn’t mean she shouldn’t have a good time. She is still a human.

The Pretty Little Liars actress and her beau Matte Babel were spotted having a ball at Drake’s birthday party. A source told US Weekly,  “Shay looked absolutely amazing, definitely not like she had just given birth. She was dancing and living her best life, and her and Matte were having so much fun together.”

However, the mum-shamers were furious at Shay for leaving her daughter at home, despite the fact that the newborn was being looked after by a friend/family member.

Users shared harsh comments on Shay’s first photo of her baby girl.

One said, “Disgusting…leaving your newborn only days after her birth.”

Another wrote, “Mother of the year award right here! As if you seriously could leave your baby to go party?”

“You literally just had her and you’re more worried about clubbing with Drake?” another said.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Shay was quick to hit back at the abusive comments and stressed that she didn’t make the announcement on the day of her daughter’s birth, alluding to the fact that her daughter is older than the public believed.

She replied to one comment saying, “Days? Lol honey, just because I posted on that day doesn’t mean she was born on that day.”

We’re so glad Shay is sticking up for herself and ignoring the hatred. 

 

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New research commissioned by LinkedIn has shown that fertility issues remain taboo subjects in Irish workplaces, with nearly two thirds (65 percent) of professionals saying they would not discuss difficulties conceiving with their employer.

The research, which surveyed Irish professionals and also workers with fertility issues, highlighted a range of issues relating to why people do not feel comfortable discussing challenges trying to have a child with their employer, the lack of HR policies to support people pursuing IVF or adoption, and potential resentment that can fester due to the lack of HR structures and understanding for coworkers struggling to conceive.

Most Irish professionals (59 percent) are hesitant to discuss fertility issues with their employer as they want to keep their personal and professional lives separate.

One of the main factors behind this is due to the lack of training for managers on how to handle with conversations about topics like miscarriage or IVF, with seven in 10 workers saying that they would be more likely to have a conversation with their employer if they knew that their manager had training on how to deal with it.

Just under half (47 percent) of Irish workers who have experienced fertility issues did not want to discuss it with their manager because it felt too uncomfortable, with over a fifth (22 percent) not wanting to do so in particular if their manager was of the opposite sex. A major factor for almost a third (31 percent) of these professionals is that they did not want to have to tell colleagues if their attempts to conceive were unsuccessful. Over a fifth (22 percent) of workers finding it difficult to conceive also worried that telling their manager about their plans for a baby would hinder their career prospects.

The lack of HR structures and understanding of coworkers has led to a variety of issues for professionals that experienced challenges when trying for a baby. Just over half (52 percent) of these workers reported experiencing mental health issues, with almost two fifths (39 percent) saying that their financial situation was negatively impacted and just over half (51 percent) reporting that their work performance was affected.

Over half of professionals experiencing fertility issues said that they needed to take time off work to attend medical appointments or to recover from them, with nearly a quarter (24 percent) also having to undergo counselling.

Worryingly over half (55 percent) of Irish professionals said that their employer did not have HR policies in place to help staff having difficulties trying for a baby with fertility treatment or adoption. For example, women pursuing IVF are required to take injections at set times during the day, which make staying back late in the office or travelling for work an issue. Despite this there is a lack of formal flexible working options for employees opting for fertility treatment in many Irish organisations.

The top five policies that professionals that have experienced fertility issues want most from employers are:

  • Flexible working options for those undergoing fertility treatment (52 percent)
  • Personal leave to recuperate or aid their partner during egg retrieval or insemination process (33 percent)
  • Paid time off for those undergoing fertility treatment (31 percent)
  • Financial assistance for fertility treatment (31 percent)
  • Flexible working options for those going through an adoption process (29 percent)

There are still some underlying issues around attitudes towards pregnancy, fertility issues and whether colleagues have children or not in the workplace. Almost three quarters (73 percent) of professionals think that workers who do not have children enjoy better career success. 1 in 7 (14 percent) professionals expect colleagues with fertility issues to work at the same pace despite their need for support. On a positive note in this respect, just over a third (36 percent) would cover for colleagues with fertility issues if they had to miss work.

LinkedIn is calling for employers to break the taboo in their organisation and discuss fertility issues at work to help normalise this commonplace issue. Commenting on the research, Lisa Finnegan, Senior HR Director for EMEA & LATAM at LinkedIn, said: “It took my third miscarriage to push me to open up to a manager about what I was going through. Part of the reason why I’ve chosen to speak out about my journey on LinkedIn is that I believe our personal struggles don’t happen in isolation from our working lives. Following the positive response I received on my post, this has prompted many others to share their story on the platform.

“We need to raise awareness of the diverse fertility journeys that people undergo so they feel comfortable starting the conversation at the beginning of that journey. This research  shows that there are a multitude of ways to support employees struggling with fertility and I hope our findings will encourage more employers to begin their own discussions on the topic.”

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Brooke Vincent is set to hear the pitter-patter of little feet very soon. The mum-to-be is expecting her first child and she doesn’t have long left until her due date.

The former Coronation Street star is expected to give birth next week, according to her co-star Sally Dynevor.

Brooke’s on-screen mum revealed her due date during an interview with The Sun.

The actress shared, “Helen [Flanagan] and Brooke are good. We had lunch together last week, which was very funny, we laughed a lot.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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“Helen didn’t have her children with her and Brooke is off to have her baby, so she has her baby next weekend.”

Sally added, “It’s an exciting time for the girls. They’re lovely girls and we’re very close, so it’s lovely.”

Brooke is mere days away from meeting her baby and we couldn’t be more excited for her.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Her final scenes as Coronation Street’s Sophie Webster as set to air this week so a new chapter has certainly begun.

Brooke and her boyfriend Kean Bryan revealed they were expecting a baby together in April.

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The parents-to-be were over the moon when Brooke found out she was pregnant, especially because the actress often worried that it would never happen for her.

She told OK! Magazine, “I’m beside myself with happiness I’ve been playing songs to the bump and sometimes I sit and cry about how much I love my baby!”

Let the countdown begin!

 

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Emmerdale star Hayley Tamaddon has welcome her first child into the world. The actress just announced the birth of her darling son and we couldn't be happier for her/

The new mum posted a photo of her tiny tot's hand on Instagram.

She simply captioned the black and white snap, 'He’s here. He’s incredible. And we are besotted.'

The 42-year-old revealed she was pregnant with her first child in April.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Sharing her joyous news on Instagram, Hayley gushed, “Exciting news tweet! I’m so pleased to tell you all… I’m expecting my first child with my wonderful boyfriend Adrian!”

"I’ve always wanted to be a mum and didn’t think I could have children. And now, at the ripe old age of 42 – I’M PREGNANT! And we couldn’t be happier.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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There was a time when the actress feared she'd never have children so it's safe to say she's over the moon.

We can't wait to find out the name of Hayley's little boy.

Huge congratulations to the new mama!

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