Olympic boxer, Nicola Adams has taken to social media to announce that she is expecting her first child with her girlfriend Ella Baig.
Adams, 39, took to a popular micro-blogging platform, Twitter where she shared a photo of her first child in an ultrasound scan.
According to her, she was “so excited” her family was growing.
“We’re so excited to announce that our family is expanding ??
After what feels like a lifetime, we can finally say we’re going to be parents!.
We’re so excited to share this magical journey with you all,the ups,the downs everything in between?
Welcome to the world little one ?,” she tweeted.
Adams who became the first woman to win a boxing Olympic medal in 2012 opened up about her concerns about trying to conceive as a same-sex couple.
“I think there’s still a stigma attached to the IVF process and, for same-sex couples, there’s an additional layer of complexity,” Nicola Adams said.
“All of this needs to be spoken about more widely. People need to be educated about this process so that they’re not going into it completely blind. The information is out there but we really had to dig for it.”