Holly Willoughby hints her birth was perfect, but what about the average mum?
Holly Willoughby is in a ‘baby bubble’, and who can blame her after she has gushed that her birth experience was just ‘lovely’. Really?!
While it’s great her birth went well – Congrats on baby number three, Chester, Hols! – for many women giving birth can be far from perfect.
The birthing plans they have carefully and diligently prepared over the months of their pregnancy, get thrown out of the window in place of emergency C-sections, and in Kimberley Walsh‘s case, forceps.
Is Holly’s seemingly perfect birth experience a true reflection of what most mothers go though?
If we say a birth is perfect perhaps that is not being realistic and gives other mothers false hopes of what birth can really be like.
Holly, 33, called in to This Morning to talk about the birth of her third child with TV producer husband Dan Baldwin.
She said: ‘Everything is just lovely. We’re just in that lovely baby bubble.’
The presenter had previously shared details about the birth, which she originally announced on Twitter.
She said: ‘It was a very exciting evening; I started having contractions at around nine in the morning. Then he arrived at 7.20,’ she revealed.
‘It was very different to my other two, I had a water birth and that was amazing and he was a really big boy. He’s so delicious, I can’t stop looking at him, he’s perfect.’
Meanwhile it was a different story for first time mum Kimberley. The Girls Aloud singer gave birth to Bobby Jay in September.
The super-organised star, 32, said: ‘My friends had joked that the baby would arrive on time because I’m so punctual, and he did!’
However, she also revealed that she went through a rather tough labour.
She said: ‘He’d been in the right position for the last three months but he turned after my waters broke. The obstetrician tried to turn him but he kept flipping back so she made the call to assist with forceps.
‘I’m grateful we got him out with forceps, it could have easily ended in an emergency C-section.’