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Mother's day: stars celebrating for the first time

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Sharnaz Shahid
Sharnaz ShahidDeputy Online Editor
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Mothers across the world are counting down the days to their first Mother's Day, including several famous faces! From Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, to Binky Felstead and Helen George, we take a look at the stars who will soon be celebrating the day as a first-time mum.

Aliona Vilani

First up, we have Strictly's Aliona Vilani. The professional dancer welcomed her first child, a baby girl called Bella, in June. "I feel so lucky," she exclusively told HELLO!. "We genuinely feel so blessed and happy. We got lucky. She's very chilled. Vincent is, too - as am I when I'm not working. They say a baby is often more calm if the parents are, too." Baby Bella marks the first child for Aliona and her husband Vincent Kavanagh; the couple tied the knot in a beautiful private ceremony on St Thomas in 2014.

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Binky Felstead

Made In Chelsea's Binky Felstead welcomed her daughter, India Elizabeth Felstead-Patterson, with her boyfriend Josh 'JP' Patterson in June. At the time, a spokesperson for the couple exclusively told HELLO! Online: "Baby was born earlier today. Mother and baby doing well." Becoming a mother, the mum-of-one confessed has changed her life. "Everything I do is for India," she told HELLO!. "Before she came along I was drifting, but now I love being in a routine. Since becoming a mum I’ve learned so much. India comes first and I don’t care about the little things any more. Being part of our little family gives me a warm fuzzy glow."

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Ferne McCann

Ferne McCann became a first-time mum in November when she gave birth to her baby daughter Sunday. Speaking about motherhood, Ferne said on This Morning: "As soon as she arrived, and every minute that I spend with her, the love just grows so much. And I think for me, this year it wasn't part of the plan to have a baby, but you can't plan life. It just happened. I wasn't the most maternal person, but now I feel so maternal. And I'm just so in love with her."

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Helen George

Call The Midwife actress Helen George and her partner Jack Ashton welcomed their little girl, Wren Ivy, in September. Shortly after the arrival, Helen shared a series of sweet family photos, revealing that their daughter had arrived ahead of schedule, and was therefore able to attend her own baby shower. "When your baby turns up early for her own baby shower, welcome to the world little one," she captioned the picture. "What an amazing day, we have the best friends."

Helen and Jack found love following her split from husband Oliver Boot in August 2015. The couple met on the set of the BBC medical drama, and grew close while filming on location in South Africa.

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Jennifer Metcalfe

Hollyoaks actress Jennifer Metcalfe welcomed her son, Daye, with her boyfriend Greg Lake in June. During a recent appearance on Lorraine, Jennifer confessed she's relishing motherhood despite the sleepless nights. "We're slowly getting there, it's week eight this week," she explained. "The sleep deprivation is a bit of a killer but he's amazing. When he smiles at 3am it's like, 'You're forgiven' for these bags under my eyes.'"

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Laura Trott

The sports star and her husband Jason Kenny announced the arrival of their baby boy, Albert Louie, in August last year. The new mum announced her son's safe arrival on Instagram, by sharing a sweet family photo that also featured their two pet dogs, Sprolo and Pringle. "Welcome to the world little Albert Louie Kenny. 23/08/17 8lb 12.5oz 22.44. You kept us waiting a week but it was all worth it," she wrote.

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Laura Tobin

Good Morning Britain's weather presenter Laura Tobin gave birth to her little girl Charlotte in September. "I'm proud to announce I'm a mummy," she tweeted at the time. "My beautiful baby arrived over the summer (much earlier than planned) a gorgeous girl called Charlotte." Laura, who is married to Dean Brown, gave birth prematurely. A month later she gave viewers an update on her baby's progress. "She is getting on so well," she said. "We are finally home as a family - she was in hospital for quite a while, and she gave me quite a fright when she arrived very early. We just didn't know what to expect."

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

It's been nine months since Rosie Huntington-Whiteley became a first-time mother, and it seems the model is relishing every moment. The model, who welcomed little Jack with Jason Statham in June, has described motherhood as a "magical" experience. In the March issue of Harper's Bazaar, the 30-year-old explained: "It sounds so clichéd, but it’s just been the most magical experience. Everything feels so special and sweet and wholesome and loving and then at the same time it's been... life-changing, and my focus is now this person; this is what I want to do. This is what I want to pour my heart into now."

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Siobhan Donaghy

Original Sugababes star Siobhan Donaghy welcomed her son in August. "Welcome to the world little man. Ford Charles McCoy – Aug 13 – 6lbs 13," she wrote alongside a sweet picture. It's the first baby for Siobhan and her husband Chris McCoy, who were married in 2013. The new mum announced the news of her pregnancy last April, sharing an Instagram photo with fans showing her cradling her baby bump. "Working on a little something for the summer," she wrote alongside.

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Storm Keating

Ronan Keating and his wife Storm welcomed their first child - a son called Cooper - in April. Although the Australian TV producer celebrated her first Mother's Day in Australia already, today marks her first UK one. Speaking to HELLO! Storm shared her delight over motherhood, saying: "We are so blessed, he's just a beautiful baby, so good, but we're just so lucky. So lucky to have him in our lives." Cooper is the first child for the couple.

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Georgia Jones

New mum Georgia Jones's first Mother's Day will be very special, having given birth to Cooper Alf Jones on 27 January. Speaking to HELLO!, Danny Jones and his wife revealed that they are "overwhelmed with love" since welcoming their son. "It is just crazy that you can create this life, it is just an overload of love," Danny shared. "I keep looking at him and going we created him, we created those ears, those fingers, those toes...." The singer songwriter and McFly band member has taken to being a daddy like a natural. "It just melts my heart to see them together. As soon as Cooper was born and he went straight on to Danny’s chest, he was in bits," confessed Georgia.

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