Chloe Madeley has opened up about the birth of her first child, a baby girl, with husband James Haskell.
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The couple – who married in 2018 – initially confirmed the arrival of their daughter on Sunday by sharing a black and white photo of her hand on their social media accounts.
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"We are delighted to welcome to the world our daughter," they wrote. "We are utterly besotted and beaming with pride. Our baby girl was born Wednesday morning, 10/08/22, 8.36 am."
Now, Chloe has returned to social media again to speak about the arrival of her baby – and admitted it didn't go exactly to plan.
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The new mum, 35, shared a snapshot showing her in labour, stood in a hospital room wearing just a maternity bra.
Chloe spoke about the birth of her baby in a candid post
She wrote: "Forever grateful that even though my childbirth did not go to plan, I was surrounded by compassionate, skilled, knowledgeable and experienced women from start to finish.
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"Here is my deepest, most heartfelt thank you to all the midwives out there who pull long shifts, have to make difficult decisions under pressure, have seen a hell of a lot of good and bad, and exercise compassion and reassurance every single day for those under their care.
The star with her mum, TV's Judy Finnigan
"Also to the obstetricians who are exactly where they need to be, exactly when they need to be there, and who manage to see the whole thing through with what seems to be complete ease."
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She then paid a loving tribute to her former rugby star husband. "And @jameshaskell, after I nearly fired you from your post for fear you would be at another DJ gig when I went into labour, you were the DREAM birth partner.
Chloe and James were married in 2018
"I couldn't have wished for anyone better to hold my hand and talk me through everything from start to finish. thank you. I love you. We DO make cute babies."
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