Laura Whitmore and Iain Stirling welcomed their first child together this year (Picture: Rex)
Iain Stirling has opened up about welcoming his first child with Laura Whitmore, revealing they have their daughter’s umbilical cord framed.
The happy couple – who announced their wedding on New Year’s Day – confirmed the arrival of their baby girl in April, but have yet to share her name or show her face on social media.
While they are keeping the little one’s identity firmly under wraps, the Love Island voiceover star revealed they had chosen to turn the placenta into gummy bears, which they munched on.
Appearing on Rob Beckett and Josh Widdicombe’s Lockdown Parenting Hell podcast, the 33-year-old said: ‘It [the umbilical cord] fell off – a week in, early doors.
‘We kept that little bit for a book. We got the actual umbilical cord framed.’
Iain explained the cord is proudly hanging on the wall in the newborn’s room, and resembles ‘a set of headphones’, but it has ‘dried up loads’.
‘Do you know what’s next to it? The scissors I used to cut the umbilical cord,’ he continued. ‘The doctor gave me the scissors and let me keep the scissors. Sort of like how you get a lolly once you’ve come out the doctors.
‘We gave the placenta to someone and they turned the placenta into gummy bears. I’ve eaten it, yeah. It’s gummy bears, isn’t it?!
‘They take the good bits from the placenta and put it into gummy bears.’
Laura and Iain became parents for the first time earlier this year, sharing news of their daughter’s arrival on Instagram in April.
Speaking about her journey into motherhood, the Love Island confessed she feels ‘guilty’ for feeling good.
‘I’ve been told I won’t be able to leave the house and should feel s**t,’ the new mum said on Instagram. ‘But I actually feel the best I’ve felt ever and the happiest I’ve ever been in my entire life. And maybe feel a bit guilty for feeling good as I’ve been told I shouldn’t.
‘But I’ve created something incredible. I had a positive natural birth with thankfully no complications and a baby that LOVES the boob (and jaysus those boobs are looking good!) also a supportive partner who loves changing dirty nappies (well at least he does them anyway!)
‘I am lucky that’s my truth at the moment – I’m sure there will be tougher days. But you should never compare yourself to anyone else as your journey is specific to you.
‘Stop comparing bodies and situations. My body is not here for your comparison so please don’t judge it. Support other women, it doesn’t knock you – in fact it empowers you. Just a thought.’
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