Danielle Lloyd gives birth to a baby girl with husband Michael O'Neil

Danielle Lloyd gives birth! Model reveals she’s welcomed a baby girl with husband Michael O’Neill after years of longing for a daughter

  • The star, 37, shared the news of her daughter’s arrival with OK! after welcoming the newborn on Friday
  • Danielle has sons Archie, 11, Harry, 10, and George, eight, from her marriage to football player Jamie O’Hara, and Ronnie, four, with husband Michael
  • Danielle previously revealed that she decided to try for a baby naturally after being unable to travel abroad for controversial gender selection
  • She said she followed The Babydust Method, a book published by Kathryn Taylor which enlists the help of ovulation strips to conceive a child

Danielle Lloyd has given birth to a baby girl with her husband Michael O’Neill.

The star, 37, who previously credited The Babydust Method with helping her to conceive a daughter, shared the news of her daughter’s arrival with OK! after welcoming the newborn on Friday. 

Danielle, who has four sons and has long shared her desire for a daughter, said: ‘Friday we welcomed our beautiful baby girl to complete our family. We are all over the moon and both mummy & baby are doing well.’

At last! Danielle Lloyd has given birth to a baby girl with her husband Michael O’Neill after four sons and years of longing for a daughter (pictured at her baby shower last week)

Danielle has three sons Archie, 11, Harry, 10, and George, eight, from her previous marriage to football player Jamie O’Hara.      

She also has son Ronnie, four, with her husband Michael who she married in 2019. 

It comes after Danielle revealed on Friday she was being monitored by doctors after noticing her baby had ‘gone quiet.’

Baby news: The star shared the news of her daughter’s arrival after giving birth on Friday, saying in a statement the newborn as ‘completed her family’ (pictured with husband Michael)

She wrote in OK! Magazine: ‘They asked me about the movements of the baby but she was quite quiet during the week so I was a bit worried. 

‘So, I was monitored in the evening and they asked me to come back the following morning.

‘The kids were stressing out because they only thought I was going in for a Covid test. It all seems fine though. It’s better to be safe than sorry.’ 

Exciting: In May Danielle revealed she was expecting her fifth child, and later learned that after four sons she was finally expecting a daughter 

Danielle announced back in May that she was pregnant with her fifth child, telling Closer: ‘I can’t wait to become a family of seven. I know there’s a risk it’ll be another boy though…

‘But, of course, the main thing I want is for the baby to be healthy. And if it’s not a girl – we’ll just try again after!’

What is the Babydust method? 

The Babydust Method is a book published by Kathryn Taylor, which uses ovulation predictor kits to help couples conceive their preferred gender of child.

The method works by asking women to chart their luteinising hormone twice per day and using ovulation predictor kits for three months to recognise the patterns in their cycle.

The hormone typically surges at around day 14 in the menstrual cycle and ovulation, with tests indicating when a women is scheduled to ovulate. 

Couples hoping to have a girl should have intercourse two or three days before ovulation, and no other time throughout the cycle.

Those hoping for a boy should have sex 24 hours after their first darkest test, which indicates ovulation will take place 24 hours later, and again after 24 hours.

In July the star learned that she was finally expecting a daughter after openly expressing her desire for agirl.

Danielle previously revealed that she decided to try for a baby naturally after being unable to travel abroad for controversial gender selection due to the Covid pandemic.

The star revealed she followed The Babydust Method, a book published by Kathryn Taylor which enlists the help of ovulation strips to conceive a child.

The method works by asking women to chart their luteinising hormone twice per day and using ovulation predictor kits for three months to recognise the patterns in their cycle.

The hormone typically surges at around day 14 in the menstrual cycle and ovulation, with tests indicating when a women is scheduled to ovulate. 

Couples hoping to have a girl should have intercourse two or three days before ovulation, and no other time throughout the cycle, while those hoping for a boy should have sex 24 hours after their first darkest test, which indicates ovulation will take place 24 hours later, and again after 24 hours.  

Danielle previously told OK! that she followed book ‘to a T,’ adding: ‘I tried it previously and I got pregnant but I had a miscarriage. So this time I was trying for a few months and nothing happened.

‘When I got the negative result I felt really upset about it and Michael said, ”Come on, let’s leave trying now and do the gender selection.”

‘I had come to terms with the fact that we weren’t going to try any more and then two or three days later I found out I was pregnant.’

Last year, the former glamour model revealed she’d put her plans to use controversial gender selection treatment on hold after being diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and endometriosis.  

She admitted she ‘can’t think about having a baby at the moment’ but would ‘love a little girl’ during an appearance on Loose Women.

All-boys: The doting mother shares sons Archie, 10, Harry, nine, and George, seven, with ex-husband Jamie O’Hara, and Ronnie, three, with Michael

In the interview, she shared she’s put her eldest child Archie in therapy after he began suffering from anxiety following her divorce from her ex-husband Jamie.

Danielle tragically suffered a miscarriage in 2019.

The media personality said she’ll have to delay her hopes of having a daughter as she’s set to undergo an operation to treat her conditions, which can affect a woman’s fertility.

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, the condition that affects one in three women in the UK

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common condition that affects how a woman’s ovaries work.

The three main features of PCOS are:

  • Irregular periods – which means the ovaries don’t regularly release eggs (ovulation). This can affect a woman’s ability to get pregnant.
  • Excess androgen – high levels of ‘male hormones’ in the body, which may cause physical signs such as excess facial or body hair.
  • Polycystic ovaries – the ovaries become enlarged and contain many fluid-filled sacs (follicles) which surround the eggs (it’s important to note that, despite the name, if you have PCOS you don’t actually have cysts).

Source: NHS Choices  

She said: ‘I’ve just found out that I’ve got PCOS and endometriosis so I have to have an operation for that so can’t think about having another baby at the moment anyway.

‘I’m in two minds, I’ve just got a puppy who is a little girl so she’s my baby at the moment. I would love a little girl but four boys is a lot.’

Endometriosis is an often painful disorder in which tissue similar to the lining of the uterus – the endometrium – grows outside the uterus, while PCOS is a common condition that affects how a woman’s ovaries work.

In August 2019, Danielle revealed her sons were also keen to have a little sister and said she had been to Dubai’s gender selection clinic, the Fakih IVF centre.

The practice has been condemned by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and is illegal in Britain.

The WHO says that sex selection raises ‘serious moral, legal, and social issues’ and can lead to the devaluation of women and gender imbalance.

Danielle has learnt that the treatment is accurate in 99% of the cases in which a baby is successfully born and also started to investigate the possibility of arranging for a girl in Northern Cyprus, another state where it is legal.

After further questioning, however, the TV star and electrician Michael had previously settled on America, where they felt the overall safeguards would be stronger.

Once there, a number of her eggs would be harvested and fertilised, and then one or two of the resulting female embryos will be reimplanted in the mother’s womb. The rest will be stored for possible use in the future. 

The 2004 Miss England pageant queen was divorced the sportsman in 2014 just two years after they tied the knot when it emerged he’d cheated on her.

Candid: Last year, the former glamour model revealed she’d put her plans to use controversial gender selection treatment on hold after being diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome

What is endometriosis? How the disorder results in pelvic pain and internal scarring

Endometriosis is an often painful disorder in which tissue similar to the lining of the uterus – the endometrium – grows outside the uterus.

It most commonly affects the ovaries, Fallopian tubes and the tissue lining the pelvis.

The primary symptom of endometriosis is pelvic pain although many women also experience cramping during their menstrual cycle.

Symptoms also include painful periods, pain with intercourse, pain with bowel movements or urination, inflammation, excessive bleeding and infertility. 

Often misdiagnosed, many women only discover they have the condition during infertility treatment.

Approximately half of women diagnosed with endometriosis have difficulty getting pregnant.

While studies about the link between endometriosis and miscarriages are still ongoing, newer research suggests that the condition can leave sufferers at greater risk of having a miscarriage. 

Source: Mayo Clinic 

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