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Katherine Heigl reveals traumatic birth story

27 Dresses actress talks about her last-minute caesarean

katherine heigl traumatic birth story
Laura Sutcliffe
Laura SutcliffeFashion and Beauty News Editor
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Katherine Heigl has revealed her traumatic birth story just days before her son Joshua Jr turns one. The actress shared several intimate photos on her Instagram account on Tuesday evening, which showed herself 3 hours before her traumatic, last-minute caesarean. The 39-year-old shared personal photos showing her at the hospital and, of course, showing her new-born son just moments after the birth. In the caption, the actress revealed details of her difficult birth and opened up about what she went through in the process.

katherine heigl pregnant picture© Photo: Instagram

The beautiful actress shows off her baby bump

She reveals that exactly a year to the date, her husband Josh Kelley took a photo of the then-pregnant star, so she could reminisce on how heavily pregnant she was at the time.

"Joshua Jr has been in the breech position for over a month and had still not moved an inch a week before his due date so I made the descion to have a caesarean and was incredibly nervous and a little scared this time last year" she explained. The 27 Dresses star shared that she had never been hospitalised before, nor had encountered any kind of surgery previously so had "no idea" what to expect.

Katherine Heigl shares the cutest picture of baby Joshua sleeping

The wife of Josh Kelley spoke of the struggle she faced whilst giving birth, particularly as her son didn't start breathing, and the doctors had to work rapidly to ensure he had oxygen and help give his tiny lungs a kick start.

"My doctor struggled to get him out because he was really wedged in there and not quite ready to leave the womb". She continues that her husband was standing with the doctors when her new-born son finally took "his first breath"

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The Ugly Truth actress ended her heart-warming post on a high note, exclaiming how much joy Joshua Jr brings her: "Now he is 26 pounds of rolling, tumbling, grasping, giggling, shouting, curious, jolly energy!"

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