Alex Reid’s fiancée Nikki Manashe is waiting to find out if she needs surgery for internal bleeding

Alex Reid has revealed he is anxiously waiting to find out if his fiancée Nikki Manashe needs surgery for internal bleeding and blood clotting after the birth of their daughter.

The couple welcomed their baby Anastasia Pixie last week after a seven-year IVF battle. 

Taking to Instagram on Thursday morning, Alex, 46, said their daughter is being ‘well looked after’ in hospital as Nikki, 36, awaits the results of the tests.   

Health: Alex Reid has revealed he is anxiously waiting to find out if his fiancée Nikki Manashe needs surgery for internal bleeding and blood clotting after the birth of their daughter

Health: Alex Reid has revealed he is anxiously waiting to find out if his fiancée Nikki Manashe needs surgery for internal bleeding and blood clotting after the birth of their daughter

Family: Alex wrote in the caption: 'A picture speaks a thousand words - just to update everyone @ivf_mama_nikki is in hospital with Anastasia Pixie and is being well looked after'

Family: Alex wrote in the caption: ‘A picture speaks a thousand words – just to update everyone @ivf_mama_nikki is in hospital with Anastasia Pixie and is being well looked after’

The MMA fighter shared a picture of Nikki’s hand, which had a cannula inserted, reaching out to baby Anastasia, who was resting by her bedside.  

Alex wrote in the caption: ‘A picture speaks a thousand words – just to update everyone @ivf_mama_nikki is in hospital with Anastasia Pixie and is being well looked after. 

‘Tomorrow we find out if she needs surgery for internal bleeding and blood clotting. Keep us in your thoughts please.’

Baby joy: The couple welcomed their baby Anastasia Pixie last week after a seven-year IVF battle

Baby joy: The couple welcomed their baby Anastasia Pixie last week after a seven-year IVF battle

Alex also uploaded a video from their hospital room of himself holding Nikki’s hand before cooing of their daughter. 

He said: ‘Well my gorgeous darling lovely lady. I didn’t expect to be here for my birthday. 

‘Although you’re not feeling too great and you might have to have an operation we’re going to be alright. And I have to thank you for the most wonderful gorgeous birthday gift in the whole universe, Anastasia Pixie.’

Turning the camera to face him, Alex added: ‘I’m a happy boy. I’m a bit sad for Nikki but we’re going to ok.’

Doting mum: The MMA fighter shared a picture of Nikki's hand, which had a cannula inserted, reaching out to baby Anastasia, who was resting by her bedside

Doting mum: The MMA fighter shared a picture of Nikki’s hand, which had a cannula inserted, reaching out to baby Anastasia, who was resting by her bedside

Sweet: Taking to Instagram on Thursday morning, Alex, 46, said their daughter is being 'well looked after' in hospital as Nikki, 36, awaits the results of the tests

Sweet: Taking to Instagram on Thursday morning, Alex, 46, said their daughter is being ‘well looked after’ in hospital as Nikki, 36, awaits the results of the tests

Positive: Turning the camera to face him, Alex added: 'I'm a happy boy. I'm a bit sad for Nikki but we're going to ok'

Positive: Turning the camera to face him, Alex added: ‘I’m a happy boy. I’m a bit sad for Nikki but we’re going to ok’

Birthday: Alex said 'We may be in hospital for my birthday, but all will be ok, and I have the best birthday present of my life, little Anastasia Pixie Reid'

Birthday: Alex said ‘We may be in hospital for my birthday, but all will be ok, and I have the best birthday present of my life, little Anastasia Pixie Reid’ 

Followers took to the comment section to send their well wishes to Alex and Nikki. 

One wrote: ‘Sending love hope Nikki is okay xx’, while another typed: ‘Gosh I hope Nikki is ok. What a beautiful baby Anastasia Pixie is xx’. 

A third chimed: ‘Sending healing thoughts to Nikki’. 

While a fourth follower typed: ‘Sending love’.  

Kind: Followers took to the comment section to send their well wishes to Alex and Nikki. One wrote: 'Sending love hope Nikki is okay xx'

Kind: Followers took to the comment section to send their well wishes to Alex and Nikki. One wrote: ‘Sending love hope Nikki is okay xx’

Earlier this week, Nikki shared a new image of their newborn daughter Anastasia Pixie.   

She penned: ‘7 years seems like such an awful long time to keep going. But you Anastasia were so worth the wait!!! I can’t believe how lucky I am. ‘I would cry all the time asking why me – now I know why… 

‘God was making me wait for the most perfect little angel sent from the heavens. I have only ever felt this kind of love with my own mother and I never thought I would feel this again. You have healed my broken heart.’ 

The couple welcomed their baby girl on the 13th July. 

Sweet: Alex Reid's fiancée Nikki has shared a new image of their newborn daughter Anastasia Pixie, after welcoming the tot following a seven-year IVF battle earlier this week

Sweet: Alex Reid’s fiancée Nikki has shared a new image of their newborn daughter Anastasia Pixie, after welcoming the tot following a seven-year IVF battle earlier this week

Her love: She penned: '7 years seems like such an awful long time to keep going. But you Anastasia were so worth the wait!!! I can’t believe how lucky I am'

Her love: She penned: ‘7 years seems like such an awful long time to keep going. But you Anastasia were so worth the wait!!! I can’t believe how lucky I am’

Nikki has documented her journey to motherhood with fans and previously suffered six miscarriages before announcing she was four weeks pregnant last November.  

Announcing she had given birth she wrote a poem in the caption that read: ‘Welcome to the world little Miss Reid.  I loved you from the very start, You stole my breath, embraced my heart.  

‘Our life together has just begun, You’re part of me my little one. As mother with child, each day I grew, My mind has always been with thoughts of you. 

Exciting: The pair welcomed their baby girl on Tuesday, the couple announced they were expecting a child last November after a gruelling seven-year IVF battle

Exciting: The pair welcomed their baby girl on Tuesday, the couple announced they were expecting a child last November after a gruelling seven-year IVF battle

‘As you lay next to me I dim the light, I whisper, “I will always say I love you” every night. I loved you from the very start;

‘You stole my breath, embraced my heart. As mother and child our journey has just begun, My heart’s yours forever my perfect little one.’  

Sportsman Alex, who is the ex-husband of Katie Price, also shares an eight-year-old daughter Dolly, with former partner Chantelle Houghton. 

The pair had originally conceived twins, but sadly one of the babies died in December. 

At the time, Nikki explained to MailOnline that she is ‘balancing sadness with happiness’ after finding out she and Alex had lost one twin at her seven-and-a-half-week scan at Harley Street Fertility Clinic, in London, on December 2. 

She said: ‘I haven’t planned on ever having twins – who does? But once I was pregnant with two babies I wanted them both so much. 

‘I had started planning to move to a new house in the countryside and visualised and dreamed of two babies growing up together.

 ‘I felt like all this hard work had paid off and I had two amazing babies at the end of a very dark sad tunnel.’ 

Loss: The pair had originally conceived twins, but sadly one of the babies died in December

Loss: The pair had originally conceived twins, but sadly one of the babies died in December

How does IVF work?

In-vitro fertilisation, known as IVF, is a medical procedure in which a woman has an already-fertilised egg inserted into her womb to become pregnant.

It is used when couples are unable to conceive naturally, and a sperm and egg are removed from their bodies and combined in a laboratory before the embryo is inserted into the woman.

Once the embryo is in the womb, the pregnancy should continue as normal.

The procedure can be done using eggs and sperm from a couple or those from donors.

Guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommends that IVF should be offered on the NHS to women under 43 who have been trying to conceive through regular unprotected sex for two years.

People can also pay for IVF privately, which costs an average of £3,348 for a single cycle, according to figures published in January 2018, and there is no guarantee of success.

The NHS says success rates for women under 35 are about 29 per cent, with the chance of a successful cycle reducing as they age.

Around eight million babies are thought to have been born due to IVF since the first ever case, British woman Louise Brown, was born in 1978.

Chances of success

The success rate of IVF depends on the age of the woman undergoing treatment, as well as the cause of the infertility (if it’s known).

Younger women are more likely to have a successful pregnancy.

IVF isn’t usually recommended for women over the age of 42 because the chances of a successful pregnancy are thought to be too low.

Between 2014 and 2016 the percentage of IVF treatments that resulted in a live birth was:

29 per cent for women under 35

23 per cent for women aged 35 to 37

15 per cent for women aged 38 to 39

9 per cent for women aged 40 to 42

3 per cent for women aged 43 to 44

2 per cent for women aged over 44

 

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