Danielle Armstrong announced on Instagram Tuesday that she is expecting her second child with husband Tommy Edney.
The former TOWIE star, 34, posted a black and white video in which she held up three pregnancy tests and admitted: “I wasn’t sure!”.
Danielle then shared a kiss with her husband before sharing a peek at daughter Orla, three, who was lovingly stroking her growing belly.
Happy news: Danielle Armstrong, 34, took to Instagram on Tuesday to reveal she is expecting her second child with husband Tommy Edney
The reality star exclaimed, “High five, big sis!” as the little one beamed into the camera.
Danielle also gave her 1.3million followers a glimpse of her baby’s first scan, as well as a sweet snap of the family.
She wrote: “Baby Edney No2….Oh we can’t wait to meet you”.
3 becomes 4: The TOWIE star posted a black and white video of her holding up three pregnancy tests and admitting: “I wasn’t sure!”
Mom: Danielle then shared a kiss with her husband before sharing a peek at daughter Orla, three, who was lovingly stroking her growing belly
Scan: The family proudly posed with a scan of their latest issue
She continued, “We are absolutely thrilled to be adding another Bubba to our family in the summer of 2023.”
“I know Orla will be the most amazing big sister.”
Fans and famous friends rushed to the comments section to congratulate Danielle on the news, while Kate Ferdinand wrote: “Fabulous news, congratulations my darling”.
Big news: Danielle also shared footage of her baby’s first scan with her 1.3million followers, as well as a sweet snap of the family
Anticipation: She swung the camera over to show the scan on a big screen TV
While Ferne McCann wrote: ‘Yayyyyyyyyy we are so excited the best of news!’.
And Vicky Pattison added: “Congratulations beautiful!!!! I’m so happy for you all’.
With James Argent adding: “Congratulations to the couple of you”.
Love: Danielle couldn’t wipe the smile off her face as she snuggled up to Beau Tommy
It comes after Danielle revealed last year that she was devastated when she was told she might struggle to conceive after being diagnosed with endometriosis.
The reality star favorite was diagnosed with the disease in December 2018 and recalled its devastation when she learned it could make having children difficult.
Speaking to Fabulous magazine, Danielle said, “I remember walking out of that appointment and sitting in the parking lot crying alone.”
Number 2: She wrote: ‘Baby Edney No2….Oh we can’t wait to meet you’
Congratulations: Fans and famous friends rushed to the comments section to congratulate Danielle on the news, while Kate Ferdinand wrote: “Fabulous news, congratulations my darling.”
Danielle said she didn’t want to tell anyone about her endometriosis, especially since one of her close friends had breast cancer at the time.
She was in a relationship with footballer Daniel Spiller at the time but knew the romance was ending.
She said: “It wasn’t like I was trying to have a baby anytime soon, but it was in the back of my mind – what if I meet the person I want to have kids with and it’s not possible?
Family: It comes after Danielle revealed last year that she was devastated when she was told she might struggle to conceive after being diagnosed with endometriosis
“I’ve always wanted to be a mother and if that had been taken away from me because of this condition, it would have been horrible.”
Endometriosis, which affects one in ten women, causes tissue similar to the lining of the womb to grow in various organs in the body.
The accumulation of tissue can be minimal, but in the most painful severe cases there can be scarring fusing organs together as the cells take time to exit the body after their thickening during the menstrual cycle.
Danielle went to see her doctor at the age of 30 after years of suffering from severe period pains which she described as “excruciating”.
While there is no cure for endometriosis, medication can be used to reduce pain and birth control pills can be used to make periods lighter.
However, Danielle said she found that going off the pill helped her and recounted how she met Tommy six months after her diagnosis.
The couple moved in together after just two weeks and six weeks later Danielle found out she was pregnant with their daughter Orla, who was born in May 2020.
Danielle said when it comes time for the couple to have another child, she will “see what happens” but will see her GP if they run into any problems.
The star said her pregnancy with Orla has been difficult but she and Tom are hoping for more children, with Danielle believing they will likely have three.
Endometriosis: what is it, what are the symptoms and how can it be treated?
What is endometriosis?
Endometriosis is a condition in which tissue lining the inside of the uterus, the endometrium, spreads to other parts of the body, causing chronic inflammation, scarring, and pelvic pain.
The endometriotic tissue outside the uterus bleeds just like the lining of the uterus. According to womenshealth.gov, “This can cause swelling and pain because tissue grows and bleeds in an area where it cannot easily come out of your body.”
It can occur in many different places, “including the ovaries, fallopian tubes,” according to the NHS. Endometriotic tissue can also appear in the stomach, in or around the intestines and bladder.
The condition usually affects girls and women of childbearing age, less so in postmenopausal women. Endometriosis is more common in women between the ages of 30 and 40.
According to a scientific paper published in the Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics, the condition affects 6-10 percent of the general female population in the United States.
Endometriosis UK says that one in ten – around 3 million – women of childbearing age in the UK have the condition.
There is no known cause of endometriosis, although one theory has it that family genetics play a big part.
Other possible causes being studied include problems with the immune system and complications from menstrual flow, which causes tissue shed during the period to flow through the fallopian tube to other parts of the body, such as the pelvis.
Endometrial cells can also spread throughout the body via the bloodstream or lymphatic system.
The main symptoms of endometriosis include chronic pelvic, back, and abdominal pain, which can be worse than normal during a period; painful intercourse, painful bowel movements; bloating and nausea.
Painful periods and difficulty conceiving are other main symptoms. Heavy menstrual bleeding and infertility are considered symptomatic of endometriosis.
The NHS recommends seeing a GP if you develop symptoms, particularly if they are “having a major impact on your life”.
Diagnosis of endometriosis
The doctor will perform a pelvic exam and may do an ultrasound, however laparoscopy is currently the only way to confirm an endometriosis diagnosis.
A laparoscopy is a procedure in which the doctor makes a small incision in the skin and inserts a small tube through it to see if there are any patches of endometriotic tissue.
treatment of endometriosis
Endometriosis is not curable. However, the NHS offers treatments that can relieve symptoms.
These include painkillers such as paracetamol, hormone preparations and contraceptives such as the pill, the contraceptive patch and an IUS. Surgery to remove the endometriosis tissue or parts of the affected organ is also possible.
But the NHS says doctors sometimes don’t start treatment straight away to see if symptoms get better on their own.
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