Australian singer-songwriter Natalie Imbruglia has announced she is expecting her first child.

Natalie, 44, rose to fame playing Beth Brennan in successful soap opera Neighbours. She went on to have a successful singing career, including 90's chart-topper 'Torn'

The singer revealed that she underwent IVF treatment and used a sperm donor to achieve her dream of becoming a mother. 

She shared the brilliant news on Wednesday, showing her beautiful baby bump in an image on her Instagram.

I’m very happy to announce that I have just signed a record deal with BMG!! What an AMAZING team. I have been busy writing for the past year and a half and can’t wait to share these new songs with you all!!!! 

And as you can see from the pic.. there is another announcement... (no I haven’t swallowed a watermelon). I’m expecting my first child this Autumn. 

'For those of you that know me, this has been something I have wanted for a very long time and I’m blessed that this is possible with the help of IVF and a sperm donor-I won’t be saying anything more on that publicly. 

'I’m so excited about this next adventure... a new album and I’m going to be a mum!

In 2015, Natalie told The Evening Standard that she 'would really love to be a mum', adding, 'it is something that is going to happen.' 

Revealing her plans to have children, Natalie told the publication: 'I am still hopeful that I will meet someone. And yes, I may well look into other options [for babies] if I don't.'

Congratulations Natalie!