Kate Lawler has revealed her newborn baby daughter had to be taken to intensive care after having ‘breathing issues’.
The presenter, 40, shared the first photos of her and fiancé Martin with their baby daughter as she revealed the tough first day after she gave birth.
Kate wrote: ‘After a wonderful, complication-free abdominal birth yesterday lunchtime thanks to the kind and caring NHS staff, our little girl was born on 11.02.2021 at 2:01pm.
‘She was taken to the neonatal intensive care unit an hour later as she was having issues with her breathing, which isn’t uncommon in babies who are delivered abdominally as sometimes the fluid isn’t drained properly from their lungs.
‘We were informed it was either that or an infection, but from the most recent consultant update, it’s looking less like an infection which is great news.
‘Thankfully our little lady improved quite quickly, coming off oxygen last night and onto assisted air. Meanwhile I tried to get up and out of bed around 10pm once the feeling was back in my legs, but I threw up (brilliennnnnt) so I had to go back to bed.
‘But at 2:30am this morning I was finally mobilised, had my catheter out, had a wash, brushed my teeth and walked to the baby unit where I was able to hold my daughter skin on skin and she breastfed for two hours from 5:30-7:30 which was beautiful, very calming and she latched to both sides.’
She added: ‘They tried taking her off the tubes at 8am this morning and her respiratory rate went up too high so although she’s still on the tubes, her checkup at 10am today was positive.
‘She’s a healthy weight, everything else is perfect, there’s a murmur on her heart which they’re monitoring but again is very common in newborn babies and they’re going to see if she can breath unassisted again this evening.’
Kate revealed that they had been told they should be able to go home on ‘Sunday, Monday at the latest’ and later updated fans that her baby had been taken out of the incubator.
Announcing the birth, Martin had previously written: ‘Nuchky is fine, fit and healthy, as is Kate. We had a bit of complication but Nuchky is ok and on the quick mend and will be with us tomorrow, all being good.’
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