Fitness star Kayla Itsines announces birth of baby girl with fiancé Tobi Pearce

Health and fitness guru Kayla Itsines has given birth to baby girl via caesarean, with her fiancé.

The 27-year-old Australian fitness blogger announced the birth of her baby girl, named Arna Leia, with fiancé Tobi Pearce.

Kayla broke the happy news with a beautiful Instagram post of her fiancé holding the little girl on Tuesday morning.

Little Arna was welcomed into the world weighing just over seven pounds, and already has a head full of thick dark hair.

She wrote in the lengthy caption: ‘🌸Welcome to the world – ⁣⁣Arna Leia Pearce ⁣⁣⁣⁣💛 I just stared into Tobis eyes the whole time during delivery, nervously whispering “please let her be healthy, please be okay, please be okay” and Tobi kept repeating “I love you so much – she’s going to be healthy it’s okay just breathe it’s okay”. We both were crying.⁣⁣’

Her post continued: ‘I feel so BLESSED right now. I AM blessed to have Tobi and my family be there every day. I am so thankful to have the most amazing doctor and midwives ever to help me. This experience has been amazing for me and I am proud to say that💛🌸.⁣⁣.’

Kayla gave birth to Arna a few days ago, and the doctor suggested she give birth via a c-section.

She continued her post describing the birth.

‘As for me, I ended up having a cesarean, as recommended by the doctor. I was a little bit sore, but after a couple of days I was generally fine, just no lifting other than Arna. Now, I just need to rest, eat good food, drink lots of water and I’ll be okay!⁣⁣’

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Kayla’s friends and followers were quick to respond to the beautiful post.

One friend wrote: ‘Congrats!! What a little beauty. Sending all the love. ❤️❤️.’

Another added, ‘Aww look at her hair!!!! 😍 She’s adorable, congrats Kayla & Tobi!!! 💛.’

The happy couple met at the gym, and have lived together since 2013. Tobi popped the question in April last year.