Paloma Faith reveals IVF fears over having a second child

Paloma Faith, 38, reveals it's 'not looking great' for baby number two with partner Leyman Lahcine after all IVF treatment was postponed due to coronavirus

By Kate Thomas for MailOnline

Published: 08:01 BST, 8 May 2020 | Updated: 08:02 BST, 8 May 2020

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Paloma Faith is unsure whether she'll be able to have another baby.

The 38-year-old singer is keen to expand her family, but admitted that it's 'not looking great for another [child] right now' due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis postponing her IVF treatment.

The music star, who gave birth to her first child with long-term boyfriend Leyman Lahcine in December 2016, told a pal via Instagram Live that she was concerned about having a second baby.

Difficult time: Paloma Faith has admitted that it's 'not looking great for another [baby] right now' due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis postponing her IVF treatment

Difficult time: Paloma Faith has admitted that it's 'not looking great for another [baby] right now' due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis postponing her IVF treatment

She said: 'I feel like, with this whole Covid thing, a lot of us that have done IVF, me included, probably aren't ... It's not looking great for another one right now.'

WHAT IS IVF?

In vitro fertilisation (IVF) is a technique to help people with fertility problems have a baby. 

It is the process of sperm fertilising an egg outside the body.

During IVF, an egg is removed from the woman's ovaries and fertilised with sperm in a laboratory.

The fertilised egg, called an embryo, is then returned to the woman's womb to grow and develop.

It can be carried out using your eggs and your partner's sperm, or eggs and sperm from donors.

Source: NHS 

In mid-March, the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA), the government body that regulates fertility care, ordered that no new interventions could begin and all fertility treatment must be concluded by April 15. 

Patients who were in the middle of an IVF cycle had their treatment suspended indefinitely, while all new treatments had already been banned for safety reasons

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