Paloma Faith welcomes first child – after a very scary and intense labour!

The singer took to social media to thank the wonderful NHS

Paloma Faith

by Hannah Mellin |
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Phenomenal singer, songwriter and former The Voice judge Paloma Faith has given birth to her first baby with partner Leyman Lahcine.

The 35-year-old took to Instagram to share her incredible news with the world, and revealed that she had a tough and complicated labour.

In the form of a personal handwritten note, Paloma said captioned the snap 'God bless the NHS!!! #angelsonearth #iamamother':

Paloma Faith

"After a difficult labour resulting in an emergency caesarean I gave birth to my first child with whom I am over the mood, in love and delighted,

"What a trip! It was all with the help of some incredible doctors, midwives and nurses at UCH NHS Hospital. The devotion, kindness and commitment shown by all of them was second to none and I am humbled by the whole experience."

She continued: "I really believe the NHS to be one of the greatest achievements of this country, and it should be respected and protected by all.

"I am humbled by the unfaltering dedication I witnessed and received there. So thank you to the NHS, Melissa Whitten, Georgia Seiti, Wendy Hill, all in the Fetal Assessement Unit and the Maternity Care Units. And god bless the NHS!"

We couldn't agree more Paloma, the NHS are truly incredible.

Paloma announced her pregnancy back in August, vowing to take some time out and turn all of her attention to motherhood.

Paloma Faith

Announcing her fourth album The Architect, would not be released this year, she said: "I am so delighted to tell you I am going to take a short while off to have a baby.

"I have spent my whole life wanting to be a mother and now the time has come for me to do so I feel so lucky.

"So while you are all patiently waiting, I would like you to know that I am grateful for your continued support and patience and I hope that you will respect my new family with our privacy in a time which should be calm and without anxiety.

"I really do not want this child to be in the public eye as it won't have chosen to and I hope everyone can understand that. I am nervous and excited about being a mum and just need to be normal and low key for a while.

"Pregnancy and motherhood is a very personal thing: daunting, new and worrying at times and I don't want to add to it by having to 'look' a certain way when pregnant or be photographed pregnant or with my child. I wasn't raised like that and I don't want my child to be.

"I want the baby to have the freedom of a normal life."

Huge congratulations to a very talented and gorgeous woman!

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