Rochelle Humes has framed her baby daughter's dehydrated umbilical cord.

Rochelle Humes (c) Instagram

Rochelle Humes (c) Instagram

The 27-year-old beauty gave birth to her second child, Valentina Raine, last week and has since taken to Instagram to reveal she's had her baby's umbilical cord shaped into the word 'love' and framed.

Alongside an eye-catching snap of the umbilical cord, which also features some placenta pills, Rochelle wrote: "After being very curious I took the plunge, so excited to feel the benefits.. (sic)"

The former Saturdays star also took to Twitter to thank her fans for their support and kind messages.

She wrote on the micro-blogging site: "Thanks for all of your lovely msgs. Valentina has settled in SO well. In love with my little family more than ever #blessed (sic)"

Rochelle even found time to poke fun at her husband Marvin, observing that the former JLS star will now have three women to contend with at home.

She quipped: "In other news, Marvin doesn't stand a chance 3 women in the house, poor lad (sic)"

Prior to giving birth, Rochelle - whose first daughter, Alaia-Mai, was born in May 2013 - revealed her second pregnancy had been "horrible".

She shared: "I've felt really fine the whole way through, but the end of this pregnancy has been horrible. I'm a bit over it now.

"I'm tired and I'm really uncomfortable in the night, and I don't remember feeling this bad at the end last time.

"My body's let me do everything I've needed to do throughout this pregnancy and now it just needs to feel a bit bad for a while!"

Rochelle also explained why the couple decided against finding out the sex of their baby beforehand.

She said: "Just because I've always said that we'll probably have two kids, so this'll be the last time we'll have a little one and we didn't have the surprise last time.

"I was made up that I had a girl; if I had a boy last time I'd probably want to find out because I'd be desperate to have a girl by now, like every woman."