Strictly Star, Gemma, 34 years old gave birth to a baby girl on July 4. From her emergency C-Section to the amazing nickname for her daughter, Gemma has kept fans updated.
Recently she took to her Instagram handle to tell about a long breastfeeding night with her daughter. She revealed interesting details about her daughter gaining weight rapidly.
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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. 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 hemorrhage. 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, 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 ❤️
Netflix and Oreos helped her survive the night when her daughter was constantly feeding from 1 to 5:30 am. Just a few hours before Gorka Marquez had his show he was along the two girls helping Gemma.
Baby Mia was 4lbs 10oz when she was born and has been putting on more weight since then.
Choosing to breastfeed her daughter has been a big decision for the 34-year-old Strictly superstar who lost a lot of blood due to hemorrhage during surgery.
The lovely couple has been sharing everything with their fans since their daughter arrived. Gorka took to Instagram to express his love and appreciation for Gemma, his Strictly co-star, after the emergency C-section.
Gemma suffered a lot of blood loss and yet chose to breastfeed her baby girl. A grand salute to her from all mommas out there!
In another post, Gemma said that she will be allowing her body enough time to recover before training. She is annoyed by one thing after baby Mia’s birth and that’s everyone thinks she looks like her dad.
Gorka and Gemma are Strictly Come Dancing Co-stars and have been in a relationship. Though Gemma did drop hints on a radio show about proposing marriage to Gorks, wedding news of the two awaits confirmation.
Gorka said that it’s only he who isn’t family yet so they will have to look forward to getting married soon. Both of the celebs have a huge fan base awaiting wedding bells to ring for them.