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Australian sports star Joel Selwood on pregnancy after fertility struggles

Professional Australian footballer Joel Selwood and his partner Britt have announced they are pregnant after a long fertility battle

The couple shared their heartwarming news on social media after years of trying to realise their dream of becoming parents.

Model and teacher, Brit, posted the news with her and Joel holding a tiny Geelong football kit, the team that Joel has been at since being drafted in 2006.

She wrote on Instagram: “Our dreams have come true. Joel and I are grateful to be able to share that we have a little one coming into the world.

“We couldn’t do this announcement without acknowledging those who are struggling with infertility or loss.

“I know how much my heart would break every time I saw a pregnancy post and my heart truly goes out to you if that’s how you’re feeling right now. These past few years have changed me forever.

“For anyone who has lost hope right now, I’ve been there and I’m thinking of you, and I hope one day soon, you get your miracle.”

Joel posted a similar message on his Instagram page: “Brit and I are grateful to be able to share we have a little one coming into the world.

“We look forward to being ‘Mum and Dad’ and the world changing for us in the near future.

“What I have worked out through this process is that women are amazing and my wife is a superwoman. In a journey that hasn’t been easy, we have found a way, through the great support and Brit staying positive.

“To couples, who are trying, have tried, or can’t have a baby for some unfair reason, we see you and are sending love and positive energy your way.

“We can’t wait to meet you Baby Selwood, you will be very loved.”

Learn more about what to do next if you are struggling to conceive:

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