Gemma Atkinson details her traumatic birth to daughter Mia
‘I had a big haemorrhage and lost a lot of blood’: Gemma Atkinson reveals she nearly died before being saved by nine doctors during emergency C-section… as she details traumatic birth to Mia
- The actress was hoping for a natural birth but her plans changed because Mia wasn’t big enough to ‘open her cervix’
- She underwent an emergency C-section but later suffered a haemorrhage as a result
- The 34-year-old explained that Gorka was ‘beside himself in the corner’ while nine doctors battled to save her life
- The pair welcomed Mia less than two weeks ago after confirming they were expecting on February 1
Gemma Atkinson has bravely revealed that she began haemorrhaging after an emergency C-section following the birth of her daughter Mia.
The former Hollyoaks star, 34, took to Instagram on Saturday with a snap of her from the hospital bed with the newborn – who she shares with beau Gorka Márquez – and explained that despite her smile, doctors were left fighting to save her life following the traumatic birth.
Revealing that she had to be induced because of Mia being a tiny 4lbs 10, doctors called for an emergency C-section, and just when she thought she and Gorka, 28, were ‘blissfully happy’, she got ‘extremely ill because of a haemorrhage.’
‘The odds were against her’: Gemma Atkinson has bravely revealed that she began haemorrhaging after an emergency C-section following the birth of her daughter Mia
Gemma explained: ‘This picture was taken when Mia was 30hrs old. The weary smile on my face doesn’t quite portray how happy I was inside as 30hrs earlier, things could have gone very differently.
‘Mia was a tiny baby, 4lb 10. With that in mind the midwife was concerned she wouldn’t be strong enough to open my cervix…
‘My water broke on a tues & we gave her the benefit of the doubt but by the Wednesday evening despite her being in the perfect place & so low down, she still hadn’t managed it.
‘The decision was made to induce me to help her along but she disliked that even more. With every contraction her heart rate dropped…
Traumatic: Revealing that she had to be induced because of Mia being tiny, doctors called for an emergency C-section, and just when she thought she and Gorka were ‘happy’, she got ‘extremely ill because of a a haemorrhage’
‘On the 3rd one midwife Katie who was taking care of me at the time pressed the panic alarm & within 15 mins I was rushed out, prepped & delivered Mia via an emergency C section.
‘It wasn’t what I’d planned but thanks to my hypnobirthing despite the madness & panic, I was able to calmly keep my breathing technique & accept whatever is best for Mia just do it!
‘2hrs later I was alone with Gorks & Mia blissfully happy in a ward when I suddenly felt extremely unwell. Gorka got a doctor and she took 1 look at me & again pressed the panic button.
‘I was having a haemorrhage. A big one & I lost a lot of blood. I don’t remember much other than having around 9 doctors in the room, some injecting me…
Candid: Gemma explained that despite her smile, doctors were left fighting to save her life following the traumatic birth
‘Hooking me to drips, physically pulling clots out of me & one comforting Gorks who was beside himself in the corner. I woke in another room with Gorks & my family there, Mia sleeping soundly & a lovely midwife named Di who was checking my notes.
‘The trauma was over & thanks to our NHS & incredible hospital staff we were ok. I’m fully aware for some people it’s a different outcome & I feel incredibly lucky that me & Mia are healthy & healed. My mum moved in with me while Gorks was away & has been incredible!
‘If I can be half the mum she is to me I’ll be happy! I’m going to remind Mia of this story any time she has doubts about what she can achieve in life…
‘The odds were against her from the start, but she’s been a little fighter from day 1. feeds perfectly & is gaining weight like I do on an all inclusive holiday! We’re SO proud of her, she’s our little soldier & I’m so Grateful’.
Family: Gemma and Gorka confirmed they were expecting their first child together via the radio presenter’s Instagram page on February 1
Gemma have birth less than two weeks ago and shared the first picture of the tot this Tuesday.
Gemma and Gorka confirmed they were expecting their first child together via the radio presenter’s Instagram page on February 1.
They first crossed paths when they met on Strictly Come Dancing in 2017 but they weren’t partnered up together on the show.
Their romance didn’t come to light until they went on their first mini break and made their love Instagram official in February 2018, a few months after the show wrapped.
Beginning: They first crossed paths when they met on Strictly Come Dancing in 2017 but they weren’t partnered up together on the show
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