Natalie Imbruglia, 44, hides her hump during a walk in London two weeks before revealing baby joy

She announced that she was expecting her first child on Wednesday after receiving IVF treatment and using a sperm donor to make her dream of becoming a mother come true.

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And Natalie Imbruglia, 44, hid the happy news as she masked her hump during a walk in London, just two weeks before revealing her baby joy.

The torn singer looked radiant as she walked down the street and discreetly masked her growing belly with a dove-gray pinstripe blazer.

Soon-to-be mother: Natalie Imbruglia, 44, concealed the happy news while masking her hump during a walk in London, just two weeks before revealing her baby joy

Soon-to-be mother: Natalie Imbruglia, 44, concealed the happy news while masking her hump during a walk in London, just two weeks before revealing her baby joy

Smiling as she pulled the blazer over her hump, the star looked happier than ever while counting down to the fall of her first child.

The star looked chic in a black dress combined with a monochrome scarf as she stepped into the sun.

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Natalie combined this with berry red boots, a leather handbag and stylish shades.

Baby joy: the Torn singer looked radiant as she walked down the street and discreetly masked her growing belly with a dove-gray pinstripe blazer

Baby joy: the Torn singer looked radiant as she walked down the street and discreetly masked her growing belly with a dove-gray pinstripe blazer

Baby joy: the Torn singer looked radiant as she walked down the street and discreetly masked her growing belly with a dove-gray pinstripe blazer

Happy: the photos were taken two weeks before Natalie revealed her baby joy on Instagram, showing that she was undergoing IVF treatment and using a sperm donor

Happy: the photos were taken two weeks before Natalie revealed her baby joy on Instagram, showing that she was undergoing IVF treatment and using a sperm donor

Happy: the photos were taken two weeks before Natalie revealed her baby joy on Instagram, showing that she was undergoing IVF treatment and using a sperm donor

The outing came 15 days before the singer shared the joyful news on Wednesday with an Instagram snap that showed her thriving baby bump – the singer is supposed to be single.

The hit maker of Torn has preceded the announcement by the news that she has signed a record deal, token: & # 39; I am very happy to announce that I have just signed a record deal with BMG !! What a great team. I have been writing for the past year and a half and can't wait to share these new songs with you all !!!!

Generally good news: the singer preceded the announcement by the news that she had signed a record deal and shared a moment with her management
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Generally good news: the singer preceded the announcement by the news that she had signed a record deal and shared a moment with her management

Generally good news: the singer preceded the announcement by the news that she had signed a record deal and shared a moment with her management

& # 39; And as you can see on the photo … there's another announcement … (no, I didn't swallow any watermelon). I expect my first child this fall.

& # 39; For those of me who know me, this is something I have wanted for a long time and I am blessed that this is possible with the help of IVF and a sperm donor – I will not say anything more about it in public.

& # 39; I am so excited about this next adventure … a new album and I will be a mother! & # 39;

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Natalie underwent in vitro fertilization to conceive – a medical procedure in which a woman has inserted an already fertilized egg into her womb to become pregnant.

The procedure can be done with the help of eggs and sperm from a couple or, as Natalie revealed that she chose, with the help of donors.

The Australian singer was married to Daniel Johns for five years before they broke up in 2008 and announced that she had a relationship with Matt Field in 2017, but the couple have not been photographed since the summer of 2018.

Objectives: Natalie has spoken in the past about her desire to become a mother and revealed that she would & # 39; look at other options & # 39; if she couldn't find a partner to have a child with

Objectives: Natalie has spoken in the past about her desire to become a mother and revealed that she would & # 39; look at other options & # 39; if she couldn't find a partner to have a child with

Objectives: Natalie has spoken in the past about her desire to become a mother and revealed that she would & # 39; look at other options & # 39; if she couldn't find a partner to have a child with

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Natalie has spoken in the past about her wish to become a mother.

In 2015, Natalie told The Evening Standard that she & # 39; would very much like to be a mother & # 39 ;, adding, & # 39; it's something that's going to happen & # 39 ;.

Natalie revealed her plans to have children and told the publication: & I still hope I will meet someone. And yes, I might see other options (for babies & # 39; s) if I don't. & # 39;

The star has often ruined the life of a singleton and admitted that she never thought she would get a divorce and without children in their forties.

& # 39; As far as my family is concerned, I'm a bit behind the curve, but that doesn't bother me now. & # 39;

About: Natalie announced that she had a relationship with Matt Field in 2017, but the pair has not been pictured together since the summer of 2018 (shown in August 2017)
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About: Natalie announced that she had a relationship with Matt Field in 2017, but the pair has not been pictured together since the summer of 2018 (shown in August 2017)

About: Natalie announced that she had a relationship with Matt Field in 2017, but the pair has not been pictured together since the summer of 2018 (shown in August 2017)

Star friends, including Melanie C, former Spice Girl, went to Instagram

Star friends, including Melanie C, former Spice Girl, went to Instagram

Famous friends congratulate the singer

Famous friends congratulate the singer

Star friends, including Melanie C, former Spice Girl, went to Instagram to congratulate the singer on the life-changing news

HOW DOES IVF WORK?

In vitro fertilization, known as IVF, is a medical procedure in which a woman has introduced an already fertilized egg into her womb to conceive.

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

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

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

Guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommend that IVF should be offered on the NHS to women younger than 43 who tried to conceive for two years through regular unprotected sex.

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People can also pay privately for IVF, 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 that the success rates for women under 35 are around 29 percent, with the chance of a successful cycle decreasing as they get older.

It is thought that around eight million babies were born due to IVF since the first case, the British wife Louise Brown, was born in 1978.

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