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