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Natalie Imbruglia announces birth of first child after undergoing IVF with sperm donor

Natalie Imbruglia has given birth to her first child.

On Tuesday, the Australian singer announced the news on Instagram with her 322,000 followers, sharing a photograph of herself holding the newborn’s hand.  

Imbruglia told her fans that her “heart is bursting” before sharing the baby boy’s name in the caption.

“Welcome to the world…Max Valentine Imbruglia,” the 44-year-old wrote.

The post has since garnered more than 43,000 likes and received hundreds of comments from fans and celebrity friends.

Fellow Aussie singer Kylie Minogue wrote: “Welcome Max and congratulations Nat!”

Sophie Ellis-Bextor added: “Yay!!! Hello, Max! Welcome indeed. So glad you’re here safe and sound. Congratulations, mama!!”

Television producer Jemima Khan commented: “Can’t wait to have a cuddle.”

Imbruglia announced she was pregnant with her first child in July, after undergoing in vitro fertilisation (IVF) with the help of a sperm donor.

“For those of you who know me, this has been something I have wanted for a very long time,”  she told her Instagram followers.

“I’m blessed that this is possible with the help of IVF and a sperm donor – I won’t be saying anything more on that publicly. 

“I’m so excited about this next adventure…a new album and I’m going to be a mum.”

IVF is one of several techniques available to help people with fertility problems have a baby.

Approximately 75,000 fertility treatments are conducted in the UK on an annual basis, around 70,000 of which are IVF.

The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) states that the average success rate of IVF treatment for women under the age of 35 is 29 per cent. 

Meanwhile, the average success rate for women aged between 35 and 37 is 24 per cent, and 17 per cent for women aged between 38 and 39.

For women aged over 44, success rate currently stands at three per cent.

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