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Alex Reid’s fiancée Nikki Manashe has given birth to a baby girl after a seven-year IVF battle. 

The blogger, 36, shared a sweet snap holding her little one’s hand as she sat in her hospital bed early on Wednesday morning.

Nikki has documented her journey to motherhood with fans and previously suffered six miscarriages before announcing she was four weeks pregnant last November.  

‘Welcome to the world!’ Alex Reid’s fiancée Nikki Manashe has given birth to a baby girl and shared a sweet snap holding her little one’s hand on Tuesday 

Announcing she had given birth she wrote a poem in the caption that read: ‘Welcome to the world little Miss Reid.  I loved you from the very start, You stole my breath, embraced my heart.

‘Our life together has just begun, You’re part of me my little one. As mother with child, each day I grew, My mind has always been with thoughts of you.

‘As you lay next to me I dim the light, I whisper, “I will always say I love you” every night. I loved you from the very start;

‘You stole my breath, embraced my heart. As mother and child our journey has just begun, My heart’s yours forever my perfect little one.’

Exciting: The pair announced they were expecting a child after a gruelling seven-year IVF battle

Exciting: The pair announced they were expecting a child after a gruelling seven-year IVF battle

Cute: She wrote in the caption an adorable poem that read: 'Welcome to the world little Miss Reid. I loved you from the very start, You stole my breath, embraced my heart'

Cute: She wrote in the caption an adorable poem that read: ‘Welcome to the world little Miss Reid. I loved you from the very start, You stole my breath, embraced my heart’ 

It comes after on Tuesday, Nikki revealed that their new arrival was almost here but noted a ‘change of plan’ as she was likely be induced instead of having a planned c-section. 

Taking to Instagram on her due date – she shared a snap of her legs in a hospital bed and told how she’d been admitted the night before and may be having an induction instead of the birth plan they’d prepared for.

She penned: ‘Change of plan…. Been here since last night. Maybe getting induced and not having a c section.’

New arrival: She shared the same snap to her Instagram Story and tagged Alex in the caption

New arrival: She shared the same snap to her Instagram Story and tagged Alex in the caption

The day before, Nikki had taken to her stories to share a grab of messages sent to from her best friend, with her pal excitedly writing: ‘this time tomo u will most likely have a mini u in your arms’. [sic] 

Nikki also shared a clip of her beau Alex, 45, dozing away in a chair next to her as he patiently awaited the arrival of their baby girl. 

Elsewhere, Alex took to his own social media on Monday, sharing a generic snap of a dad carrying his child home from hospital, as he shared his delight that his baby is ‘coming home’.

Update: It comes after on Tuesday, Nikki revealed that their new arrival was almost here but noted a 'change of plan' as she'll likely be induced instead of having a planned c-section

Update: It comes after on Tuesday, Nikki revealed that their new arrival was almost here but noted a ‘change of plan’ as she’ll likely be induced instead of having a planned c-section

He wrote: ‘Forget football! Not long till we see your button nose, actually it’s less than 48 hours to go! Can’t wait to meet you baby girl!!!’

The couple are no doubt excited about the impending birth following their difficult  seven-year IVF journey which saw them suffer six miscarriages. 

Influencer Nikki has been very open about her IVF and pregnancy struggles and  regularly keeps fans updated with the ups and downs of their journey.

Change of plan: She penned: 'Change of plan…. Been here since last night. Maybe getting induced and not having a c section'

Change of plan: She penned: ‘Change of plan…. Been here since last night. Maybe getting induced and not having a c section’

Support: The day before, Nikki had taken to her stories to share a grab of messages sent to from her best friend, with her pal excitedly writing: 'this time tomo u will most likely have a mini u in your arms'[sic]

Support: The day before, Nikki had taken to her stories to share a grab of messages sent to from her best friend, with her pal excitedly writing: ‘this time tomo u will most likely have a mini u in your arms'[sic]

Sleepy: Nikki also shared a clip of her beau Alex, 45, dozing away in a chair next to her as he patiently awaited the arrival of their baby girl

Sleepy: Nikki also shared a clip of her beau Alex, 45, dozing away in a chair next to her as he patiently awaited the arrival of their baby girl

Just three days ago, the mum-to-be wrote her last ‘Sunday update’ as she excitedly revealed she had ‘made it to the finish line’.

In an emotional message, she penned: ‘Omg this is my LAST Sunday update guys!!!

‘Im crying as I am writing this as I still can’t believe I am pregnant!! We made it to the finish line!!! Im taking my baby home!!

‘Thank you everyone for following my journey to parent hood. Thank you for all the love and support.

Can't wait: Elsewhere, Alex took to his own social media on Monday, sharing a generic snap of a dad carrying his child home from hospital, as he shared his delight that his baby is 'coming home'

Can’t wait: Elsewhere, Alex took to his own social media on Monday, sharing a generic snap of a dad carrying his child home from hospital, as he shared his delight that his baby is ‘coming home’

Baby's coming home: He wrote: 'Forget football! Not long till we see your button nose, actually it’s less than 48 hours to go! Can’t wait to meet you baby girl!!!'

Baby’s coming home: He wrote: ‘Forget football! Not long till we see your button nose, actually it’s less than 48 hours to go! Can’t wait to meet you baby girl!!!’

‘Here’s to the next chapter of my life. No more tears of sadness! I finally feel complete in my heart and soul. I finally have been healed from a broken heart. I always said when my mum passed away a little bit of me died with her. I had a huge whole in my heart. That has now been filled again.’

While back in April, Nikki revealed her baby has a chance of survival if she was born now as she’s reached 24 weeks. 

Alongside an animated picture of a fetus, titled ‘Nicola & Little Reid’, a delighted Nikki wrote: ‘I officially feel like I have a chance of holding you in my arms, my sweet girl! It’s really happening, happy 6 months pregnant @alexreidofficial.’ (sic)

Progress: Influencer Nikki has been very open about her IVF and pregnancy struggles and regularly keeps fans updated with the ups and downs of their journey

Progress: Influencer Nikki has been very open about her IVF and pregnancy struggles and regularly keeps fans updated with the ups and downs of their journey

Finally: Just two days ago, the mum-to-be wrote her last 'Sunday update' as she excitedly revealed she had 'made it to the finish line'

Finally: Just two days ago, the mum-to-be wrote her last ‘Sunday update’ as she excitedly revealed she had ‘made it to the finish line’

The influencer highlighted how neonatal units have become more advanced for premature children.

The WAG said: ‘OMG everyone we have hit a huge milestone!!! 24 weeks viability! Well done baby girl! You are a fighter! At 24 weeks baby has a chance of survival if they are born.

‘Most babies born before this time cannot live because their lungs and other vital organs are not developed enough. The care that can now be given in baby (neonatal) units means more and more babies born early do survive.’ (sic)

The media personality went on to update her followers with an image of her growing bump and her hospital bag.

'It's happening!' Nikki revealed in April her baby has a chance of survival if she was born now as she's reached 24 weeks

‘It’s happening!’ Nikki revealed in April her baby has a chance of survival if she was born now as she’s reached 24 weeks

Nikki wrote: ‘Bump pic. This post is to all the ladies that have miscarried or who have had failed IVF cycles and have been so low. You got this.

‘Never give up! It may take months, It may take years. But NEVER GIVE UP my fertility warriors. It’s taken me 7 years! I am loving pregnancy. Love you all.

‘Oh it’s beginning to become real. Just slowly getting organised for my hospital bag. #ivfpregnancy #ivfcommunity #ivfwarrior #pregnancy #babygirl.’ (sic)

Candid: Nikki shared this image of the couple's ultrasound scan

Candid: Nikki shared this image of the couple’s ultrasound scan

'I officially feel like I have a chance of holding you in my arms, my sweet girl!' The delighted WAG shared an animated picture of a fetus, titled 'Nicola & Little Reid'

‘I officially feel like I have a chance of holding you in my arms, my sweet girl!’ The delighted WAG shared an animated picture of a fetus, titled ‘Nicola & Little Reid’

Sportsman Alex, who is the ex-husband of Katie Price, also shares an eight-year-old daughter Dolly, with former partner Chantelle Houghton. 

The pair had originally conceived twins, but sadly one of the babies died in December. 

At the time, Nikki explained to MailOnline that she is ‘balancing sadness with happiness’ after finding out she and Alex had lost one twin at her seven-and-a-half-week scan at Harley Street Fertility Clinic, in London, on December 2.

She said: ‘I haven’t planned on ever having twins – who does? But once I was pregnant with two babies I wanted them both so much. 

‘I had started planning to move to a new house in the countryside and visualised and dreamed of two babies growing up together.

 ‘I felt like all this hard work had paid off and I had two amazing babies at the end of a very dark sad tunnel.’ 

Loss: The pair had originally conceived twins, but sadly one of the babies died in December

Loss: The pair had originally conceived twins, but sadly one of the babies died in December

How does IVF work?

In-vitro fertilisation, known as IVF, is a medical procedure in which a woman has an already-fertilised egg inserted into her womb to become pregnant.

It is used when couples are unable to conceive naturally, and a sperm and egg are removed from their bodies and combined in a laboratory before the embryo is inserted into the woman.

Once the embryo is in the womb, the pregnancy should continue as normal.

The procedure can be done using eggs and sperm from a couple or those from donors.

Guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommends that IVF should be offered on the NHS to women under 43 who have been trying to conceive through regular unprotected sex for two years.

People can also pay for IVF privately, which costs an average of £3,348 for a single cycle, according to figures published in January 2018, and there is no guarantee of success.

The NHS says success rates for women under 35 are about 29 per cent, with the chance of a successful cycle reducing as they age.

Around eight million babies are thought to have been born due to IVF since the first ever case, British woman Louise Brown, was born in 1978.

Chances of success

The success rate of IVF depends on the age of the woman undergoing treatment, as well as the cause of the infertility (if it’s known).

Younger women are more likely to have a successful pregnancy.

IVF isn’t usually recommended for women over the age of 42 because the chances of a successful pregnancy are thought to be too low.

Between 2014 and 2016 the percentage of IVF treatments that resulted in a live birth was:

29 per cent for women under 35

23 per cent for women aged 35 to 37

15 per cent for women aged 38 to 39

9 per cent for women aged 40 to 42

3 per cent for women aged 43 to 44

2 per cent for women aged over 44

 

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