Ben Foden’s wife Jackie welcomes second child

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Pic: Ben Foden/Instagram

Congratulations are in order for Ben and Jackie Foden.

The couple has welcomed their second child after a difficult pregnancy.

Their baby girl arrived two weeks early via a planned C-section at 12pm, weighing 8lb 3oz.

They shared the good news with OK! Magazine, with gorgeous pictures of their little one at home in New York.

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Pic: Ben Foden/Instagram

She also revealed the name of baby number two – Olympia.

The name Olympia is a girl’s name of Greek origin meaning “from Mount Olympus”. It has ties to the ancient goods, the Greek mountain and, of course, the Olympics.

Ben revealed that they already have a nickname for the little one – Pia.

Baby Pia, how cute!

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Jackie explained that she was diagnosed with cholestasis, which affects the liver. She went on to say that she was advised by doctors to get a c-section.

“I tried to wait as long as possible but the doctors advised me that 9 January was as far as I could go,” she told the publication.

The couple are already parents to Farrah, three, and Ben also has two older children Aoife, 11, and nine-year-old Tadgh (from his previous marriage with Una Healy).

“We also had three miscarriages before Olympia. We started trying to get pregnant around August 2022, then tried again in November, then March 2023 and then April 2023 with Olympia. I was essentially pregnant for over a year and a half, so it’s just nice to have my body back,” Jackie explained of her difficult pregnancy.

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