Britney Spears has revealed she is pregnant with her third child.
The 40-year-old pop star broke the news in a lengthy Instagram post on Monday morning, writing, “So I took a pregnancy test…and uhhhhh good…I’m having a baby.”
The Baby One More Time singer explained that she took a pregnancy test after noticing she had put on weight while on vacation.
This will be the first child for singer and fiancé Sam Asghari, while Britney has two sons, Sean Preston, 16, and Jayden James, 15, from her previous marriage to Kevin Federline.
Baby again! Britney Spears reveals she is PREGNANT with her third child
Announcement: The 40-year-old singer shared the news in a lengthy Instagram post
In her announcement post, the singer also opened up about suffering from perinatal depression during her first two pregnancies.
Perinatal distress is an umbrella term used to describe symptoms of depression, anxiety, and stress that women may experience from conception to one year after birth.
Britney explained, “It’s hard because when I was pregnant I had perinatal depression.”
“I have to say it’s absolutely awful…women didn’t talk about it back then…some people considered it dangerous if a woman complained like that with a baby inside her. her, but now women are talking about it every day… Thank goodness we don’t have to keep this pain a proper secret reserved.
The pregnancy news comes after it was claimed the Toxic singer was forced to take birth control while under her 13-year guardianship.
During a court hearing in June last year, Britney came out publicly against her conservatorship, as she said she felt “traumatized” by the system of control she was placed in.
Arrival: This will be the first child for singer and fiancé Sam Asghari (pictured above at LAX this weekend) Spears has two sons from her previous marriage to Kevin Federline
Picture perfect: Britney shared this image of a cup of coffee and flowers to accompany her announcement
She said: “I’m not happy, I can’t sleep. I’m so angry, it’s crazy. And I’m depressed. I’m traumatized. I just want my life back.
“I want to end this guardianship without being evaluated. This guardianship is doing me more harm than good. I deserve to have a life, I have worked all my life. I deserve a break of two to three years.
The Toxic hitmaker has accused his father and his guardianship team of refusing him to marry her boyfriend, Sam, 28, or have children with him.
Britney has claimed that her conservatives made her get an IUD as a form of birth control, so she currently cannot have children, although she wants to “marry and have a baby” with Sam.
She added: “I want to be able to get married and have a baby. I have an IUD inside me so I don’t get pregnant, but [my team doesn’t] want me to have more children.
The star called his situation “abusive” and even called on his father and those involved in his guardianship to be “jailed”.
Struggles: Britney explained that she suffered from perinatal depression during her first two pregnancies (pictured above with ex-husband Kevin Federline)
Mama: Britney and her two sing Sean and Jayden in 2013 at an event in Los Angeles
She fumed, “They put me in therapy three times a week and with a psychiatrist.
“I really believe that this guardianship is abusive. I don’t feel like I can live a full life. In the meantime, I want this therapist to come to my house, I don’t want to go to Westlake… They tricked me into sending me to the most exposed places. I need your help.
“My dad and anyone involved in this guardianship, including my management…they should be in jail.”
Following Britney’s remote court appearance, Jamie Spears’ legal team released a statement insisting he “loves his daughter very much”.
They said, “He is sorry to see his daughter in so much pain and pain. Mr. Spears loves his daughter very much.