Former Spice Girl Geri Horner has revealed that she turned to prayer when attempting to get pregnant for the second time at the age of 44.
Geri told The Sun’s Bizarre column that her son Monty, who was born in January of this year, was a ‘gift from above’, explaining that it took her just two months to conceive him naturally after ‘putting her hands together’.
‘I really wanted to have another baby and I’m older now, and you think “oh is that possible?”‘ said Geri, who welcomed her first child Bluebell back in 2006 with ex Sasha Gervasi.
‘I thought maybe it’s not for me but I would really like this for this relationship,’ she added of her marriage to now-husband Christian Horner. ‘Bluebell, my daughter said to me, “please don’t give up”.
‘Sometimes in life, when our back is against the wall, you suddenly think maybe I’m not running the show here, maybe there’s something bigger than myself.’
‘I actually said a prayer. I went, “God, if you exist then I’ll have a baby naturally”. I swear on my life that’s what I did.
‘I just did acupuncture and prayer and that was it.’
Two months after her leap of faith, Geri found out that she was expecting, which she says felt like ‘testimony’ that there was a higher force.
When she announced her pregnancy in October 2016, sharing a picture to her Instagram account which read ‘God bless Mother Nature #mamaspice’, a source said to the paper that Geri was a ‘proud pregnant woman in her 40s’, and confirmed that she hadn’t undergone any fertility treatment in order to conceive.
‘It’s a 100% natural conception,’ the insider stated. ‘Geri didn’t want to explicitly go into details, but she knew people would read between the lines when she mentioned Mother Nature.
‘She’s a proud pregnant woman in her 40s and wants her fans to share the couple’s joy.’