Alex Reid and fiancée Nikki Manashe announce they’re expecting twins as they share first baby scan

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Alex Reid and his fiancée Nikki Manashe have announced they're expecting twins after going through a seven-year IVF journey.

The 45 year old cage fighter and his fiancée took to their Instagram feeds to post photos and videos of the first baby scan to share the happy news with their combined 70,500 followers.

Nikki shared a short clip of the ultrasound during her appointment, where a doctor could be heard saying: "You see the ring? That is the yolk sack. It's a good sign of the pregnancy, then you will see the finger-like baby here. Can you see the flicker? That is the heartbeat!"

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Clearly amazed, Nikki could be heard saying: "Wow," as the doctor continued: "At six and a half weeks it's unusual to see it. Usually seven weeks."

Nikki, who announced her pregnancy earlier this month, then asked: "Is there one or two?" to which the doctor responded by showing the second yolk sack before locating the baby and saying: "The other one is showing nicely, look."

She then asked the doctor if there are two babies, which the doctor confirmed, but said is "very small". Nikki then asked: "How come one is so much smaller than the other?"

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The doctor replied: "Because they were probably implanted on different days". In the caption, she wrote: "IVF early baby scan".

Alex simply shared a snap of the ultrasound, which he captioned: "First picture of the twins!!!! One twin is a lot bigger than the other with a strong heart beat the other one needs time to develop. Next week hopefully the smaller twin would have caught up.

"Due date 18th July day before my birthday! How special! One baby was a miracle two is just an extra blessing from god!" [sic]

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Nikki, who has suffered five miscarriages in the past, later told MailOnline: "I feel like today has been a really really special day. I have fought tooth and nail, every injection, every pill, every tear shed, every surgery has all come down to this day to hear that heartbeat."

She continued: "It was the most scariest moment to be waiting in silence while they were waiting for the babies and heartbeats.

"And I am doing it alone as well because I can’t have a supportive partner with me due to Covid-19 so that is not nice. I FaceTimed Alex. He said: 'Oh my Go'. And I said: 'Listen don’t talk don’t talk!' They turned the volume up and he heard the heartbeat."

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Nikki went on to talk about the smaller of the twins as she said: "It doesn’t mean that I am going to miscarry the other twin. The other twin is really small but it is so early on.

"The doctor explained to me that the twin may not have taken to the womb on the transfer day it could have taken two or three days after. It is too early to tell what the outcome will be just yet.

"'It is a good day because I know I am pregnant and there is one heartbeat, one healthy baby. I keep praying that the second one comes through but it is still a worry I am not out of the danger zone just yet."

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