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    AFLW star Moana Hope and wife Isabella Carlstrom welcome their first child

    ‘My heart is full’: AFLW star Moana Hope and wife Isabella Carlstrom welcome their first child

    Moana Hope and her model wife Isabella Carlstrom have welcomed their first child together.

    Announcing the exciting news on Instagram on Tuesday, the 32-year-old AFLW player shared a close-up of the newborn’s hand holding her finger.

    ‘My heart is full,’ she captioned the sweet post, including a red love heart emoji.

    ‘My heart is full’: AFLW star Moana Hope (left) and her wife Isabella Carlstrom (right) have welcomed their first child together

    The couple’s exciting announcement was quickly inundated with comments from well-wishers.

    Australian model Megan Gale wrote: ‘Amazing news guys! Biggest love and congrats to you and your families!’

    Meanwhile, Moana’s former Survivor co-star Brooke Jowett wrote: ‘Congratulations! Such amazing news.’

    Baby joy! Announcing the exciting news on Instagram, AFLW star Moana, 32, shared a sweet close-up of their newborn's hand

    Baby joy! Announcing the exciting news on Instagram, AFLW star Moana, 32, shared a sweet close-up of their newborn’s hand

    The announcement came hours after Moana shared some intimate images of Isabella having contractions at home, before the couple headed to hospital. 

    Isabella, 27, was seen breathing through the pain while she had a TENS machine on her back, which is said to help with pain relief.

    ‘You know what this means,’ Moana captioned a photo of Isabella in labour.

    Lots of love: The couple's exciting announcement was quickly inundated with comments from well-wishers

    Lots of love: The couple’s exciting announcement was quickly inundated with comments from well-wishers

    The sports star also shared a picture of herself soothing Isabella with their pet dog sat by her side. 

    She told her fans that a hospital bag was packed and her sister Vinnie had tried calling her ‘200 times’ because she was so ‘excited to meet the new member of our family’. 

    The couple married in August last year, 10 months after Isabella proposed.

    It's time! The announcement came just hours after Moana shared some intimate images of Isabella having contractions at home, before the couple headed to hospital

    It’s time! The announcement came just hours after Moana shared some intimate images of Isabella having contractions at home, before the couple headed to hospital

    In May, they announced they were expecting their first child together through IVF.

    Moana penned in an Instagram post at the time: ‘We are going to be MUMS. I don’t yet have the words to fully explain how happy we are.

    ‘It’s a dream come true for us and in November we get to meet our little person.’

    Isabella added: ‘It’s time to be mummas! We feel so incredibly grateful to be able to share this news. I am pregnant and Mo and I are expecting our little one in November.

    ‘It’s been a beautiful journey and I can’t believe we’re finally at this point. It wouldn’t have been possible without the amazing team at Monash IVF, so a huge thank you to them. I’m so excited to raise our child with you, beautiful.’  

    New addition: In May, they announced they were expecting their first child together through IVF

    New addition: In May, they announced they were expecting their first child together through IVF

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