Monday 11 December 2017

I suffered with baby blues after birth of my son, reveals Voice star Una Foden

Una Foden
Una Foden

VOICE of Ireland coach Una Foden has opened up about being a second- time mum as she sinks her teeth into the live shows of the talent contest.

Una (33) gave birth to her son Tadgh in February and she has revealed that she had a “small touch of the baby blues” due to difficulties when she began feeding him.

“I hadn’t slept in the hospital so I was exhausted. It took me a while to get the hang of it [breastfeeding] but once I did I was fine. It’s all the exhaustion, as well as the hormones changing that make you upset”.

Despite her initial worries her new born son is now “a little guzzler” she said.


Tipperary-born Una is back home for six weeks as the live shows continue. Her rugby player husband Ben will stay in the UK but visit his family regularly. She is staying with her parents, John and Anne. Daughter Aoife Belle will also attend playschool in Thurles so that she can make some Irish friends.

It will be a trip down memory lane for the glamorous mum who plans on catching up with her school-friends during her brief stint in her hometown.

The Saturday’s singer also revealed, in an interview with a Sunday newspaper, that the band has decided to take some time off.

“We’re taking a break at the moment and we’re not planning any releases or tours for a while,” she said.

“We had seven years on the go without taking a moment for ourselves so we decided to take some time out to live life and try different things.”

“But we are definitely not splitting up,” she said.

Meanwhile, there was mixture of joy and despair on The Voice last night as contestants battled in the live knockout for a place in this year’s quarter final.

The contestants’ fate lay in the hands of their coaches.

Team Una saw a variation of songs performed, ranging from Jessie J to Led Zeppelin, but it was Patrick O’Donoghue with a powerful rendition of Mama Knows Best that won The Saturday’s singer over.

Next up was Kian Egan’s team and, despite being heavily pregnant and due in less than seven weeks, mum-to-be Helen Bradley Bates performance of I Wanna Know What Love Is sealed her place for the next stage.

Una added: “Fair play, your lung capacity is not affected by the baby!”

Antrim native Kieran McKillop was chosen by Rachel Stevens to proceed after his rendition of The Script’s We Cry.

Meanwhile, Bressie opted to go for Emma Humber for his team who performed Bell X1’s Eve, the Apple of My Eye.


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