The Britain's Got Talent star is lucky to be alive
Amanda Holden has revealed just how close she came to dying after she gave birth to daughter Hollie Rose last month.
The Britain’s Got Talent judge’s husband Chris Hughes, 38, was told to leave the room as doctors fought to save Amanda, who lost between 13 and 15 litres of blood after suffering a massive haemorrhage.
‘There was a moment where they said I had flatlined for 40 seconds,’ says Amanda, 41.
‘My heart stopped and I was literally moments from death.
‘It was touch and go.’
Staff put Amanda under general anaesthetic as they fought to stop the bleeding soon after she safely delivered 6lb 1oz Hollie by caesarean on 23 January.
Amanda has placenta previa, which prevents her from giving birth naturally, as well as placenta accreta, which meant her placenta was stuck to the C-section scar.
Though doctors knew about her conditions and were prepared for the ‘worst case scenario’, they didn’t expect things to be quite so bad.
‘They literally ran out of my blood group in London,’ Amanda tells The Sun.
‘They had them on mopeds coming from everywhere with it.’
Amanda and Chris are also parents to Lexi, 6. They lost a baby boy 7 months into the pregnancy last year.