Emma Bunton reveals she is in perimenopause—but would love another baby

The Spice Girl already has two children

Emma Bunton
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Spice Girl Emma Bunton has revealed her hopes of having another baby were dashed when doctors confirmed she had entered into the first stages of menopause. 

The singer, 45, realized she was in perimenopause when she started to get anxious and lethargic during lockdown. 

The mother-of-two admits putting off trying for another baby because of the pandemic—and was upset when doctors confirmed her diagnosis. 

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The pop star, who is releasing her first parenting book next week called ‘Mama You Got This’ told You magazine that she put her symptoms down to being stuck indoors because of the pandemic.

"But then the anxiety became more regular -  until it was daily. I was also lethargic. Something wasn't right. I looked up the symptoms and saw I had quite a few," she said.

After she consulted a doctor, via Zoom, they came to the same conclusion as her, that she was was perimenopausal.

Emma, who has two sons Beau, 13, and Tate, ten, worried that it may be the end of her baby plans, with partner Jade Jones. 

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The Spice Girl, who is on a low dose of hormone replacement therapy went on to say, "It's been a very weird time. I'm a very mumsy person – when I see my friends' babies, I always become broody. But now I thought, 'OK, this is it. "

Perimenopause usually begins as you approach your late 40s to early 50s and can last from a few months to 10 years. Symptoms range from anxiety, heart palpations and even achy joints. 

Emma, who says she is still undecided about having another baby, isn't the first celebrity to talk about menopause symptoms. Last month Davina McCall spoke openly about hers and has even fronted a documentary on the subject. 

Sarah Finley

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