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Wednesday 16th October 2019

Heartbroken Alex Reid and fiancée Nikki announce they have lost their fifth child

The pair announced the sad news on Instagram

Heartbroken Alex Reid has revealed he and fiancée Nikki Manashe have lost their fifth child following another round of IVF.

Alex and 34-year-old blogger Nikki, who has been documenting her IVF journey on social media, got engaged in 2014. She has suffered one ectopic pregnancy and three miscarriages.

On Monday, Alex, 44, shared the sad news they had lost another baby.

It brings me with great sadness that I have to write this post. Today we lost our 5th baby Phoenix Reid.
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He wrote to his followers: "It brings me great sadness that I have to write this post. Today we lost our 5th baby Phoenix Reid. No words can describe the pain that couples go through who lose a child.

"My amazing partner @ivf_chasing_dreams has been through so much from painful treatments to operations time and time again."

Katie Price's ex continued: "Women who go through IVF I salute your bravery, men who stand by their sides I respect you. We will have our happily ever after. But for now it’s time to rest and heal a broken heart."

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Nikki also shared the heartbreaking news with her fans, saying they won't "give up on hope".

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"Last week we thought we would be sharing some lovely news with you all when I hit my second trimester," she wrote. "When we went for our baby scan we could not see the baby. He or she had passed early on in the pregnancy leaving behind the pregnancy sac, this is called a Blighted Ovum (missed miscarriage).

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"My body still thinks I'm pregnant for all those weeks after the baby had passed, hormones still being released and everything apart from the baby is still growing."

"We are heart broken but can not give up on hope. It is my divine right to be a mother. Having now lost 5 babies we are determined to meet our rainbow baby. I have so much sympathy for others going through this because it really does break your soul."

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Nikki added that she will no longer be sharing the personal updates with fans, so she can focus on trying again.

"I am a warrior, I will keep on going but I’ve decided from now on I will be not blogging anymore. I’ve done some great things sharing my journey but it’s too hard to keep on helping others right now.

"I know so much needs to be said and done to raise awareness but I’m only one person and I think right now I need to focus on healing my heart and getting stronger to try again for my miracle child/twins. God bless to all going through a loss [sic]."

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