Sunday 25 February 2018

I feared I couldn't have children, reveals Una Healy

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 20: Una Healy of The Saturdays attends a photocall to promote the Phones 4 U Project Upgrade campaign at Phones 4 U on September 20, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 20: Una Healy of The Saturdays attends a photocall to promote the Phones 4 U Project Upgrade campaign at Phones 4 U on September 20, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)
The Tipperary singer poses up a storm. (Photo: Instagram/Una Healy)
Una and daughter Aoife Belle make a new friend. (Photo: Instagram/Una Healy)
Una strikes a pose. (Instagram/ Una Healy)
She tweeted the snap last night. Photo: @UnaTheSats/Twitter
Una's daughter Aoife Belle gets her hair cut for the first time. (Photo: Instagram/Una Healy)
The Saturdays' Una Healy, Vanessa White and Rochelle Humes

Eimear Rabbitte

Irish singer Una Healy has spoken of her fears that she couldn't have children due to an auto-immune disease.

The mum-of-one gave birth to daughter Aoife Belle last March, her first child with rugby star husband Ben Foden.

And the 31-year-old Tipperary beauty, who suffers from an under-active thyroid, revealed how she was lucky to get pregnant straight away.

"I actually found out about it before I got pregnant with Aoife but didn't want to focus on it then," Una said.

The Saturdays star said she was relieved to finally speak out about the auto-immune disease, Hashimoto's Hypothyroid.

And Una said she became pregnant with her daughter soon after a fateful meeting with her doctors.

The illness, in which the thyroid gland is attacked by the immune system, can cause symptoms including fatigue, depression, infertility, weight gain and Una's trademark husky voice.

(The Herald)

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