A dream becomes true

For Romee Strijd (24) a long-cherished wish comes true: The top model is pregnant. With a picture on Instagram , which shows her little baby bump and husband Laurens van Leeuwen, the Dutch woman announced the good news on Thursday. Challenging years lie behind the expectant parents who have been together for over ten years and have been married since 2018.

Strijd openly and honestly reported on her medical history during the pregnancy announcement. Her period failed to materialize for seven years. Finally, two years ago, she was diagnosed with PCO syndrome, one of the most common causes of infertility. "I was devastated because my biggest dream is to be a mother and start a family with Laurens," wrote the "Victoria's Secret" angel.

She had become aware that the "constant stress" to which she had been exposed for years had to come to an end. “My life consisted of traveling all the time, exercising every day and eating super healthy. […] I think I put too much pressure on my body. ”The 24-year-old changed her lifestyle,“ tried some natural food supplements and acupuncture ”and was rewarded. In November last year, her period started again. Strijd initially kept further details about her pregnancy to herself.



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