Stacey Solomon has said her newborn daughter Rose will be her last child.
The TV star, who is also mother to son Rex with fiancé Joe Swash, and sons Zachary, 13, and Leighton, nine, from previous relationships, gave birth to her youngest child on October 4, her 32nd birthday.
The Loose Women panellist suffered a miscarriage before her most recent pregnancy and said she and Joe will not have any more children.
She told the Mail on Sunday’s You magazine: ‘We have to live within our means.
‘We want to be the best parents we can and when we were trying to have this baby, it wasn’t the process we thought it would be, so we were just so grateful to even get pregnant.
‘I don’t want to push it any more. This is enough.’
Stacey was adamant that she wanted to deliver Rose at home, and she described the experience as ‘incredible’.
The former X Factor star wanted a home birth so Joe and her mum – who has been present for all her children’s births – could be there.
Telling her labour story, Stacey said they wanted to ‘make sure everything was ok’, so ‘drove to the community hospital nearby’.
After being examined, the midwives followed the couple home.
‘It turned out I was 8cm dilated, so they broke my waters at home and, after around 40 minutes of crazy contractions, Rose was in our arms,’ she shared.
She said she ‘felt on the biggest high’ in a way she never has before after giving birth.
‘I think there was something about feeling in control and being at home, and the sun shining through my bedroom window. It just felt so surreal. I couldn’t stop smiling,’ she gushed.
Solomon also detailed the challenges she faced when she fell pregnant with her oldest son at 17, revealing she did not find out until late on.
She joked about ‘never being a super skinny girl’, as she worked at a chippy so ‘was eating a lot of saveloys’.
She thought gaining weight was just a sign of her needing to ‘lay off to food’, and she wasn’t tracking her periods at the time.
It turned out Stacey was already 24 weeks pregnant and she went to an abortion clinics to ‘see what the options were’.
Despite a termination being something she ‘definitely considered’, as she feared her ‘life would be over’, she doesn’t regret a thing.
‘That sounds awful and I feel guilty about it every day because Zach’s incredible, but it is what it is.’
While she ‘wouldn’t judge’ anyone for going through with it, it was just something she ‘couldn’t do’.
She said that if she hadn’t had Zachary, she doesn’t think she would have ‘pushed herself’ as hard in her career.
‘So, ultimately, that decision to have him has made my life.’
Stacey most recently debuted a bombshell new look, taking to Instagram to show off her red hair.
In a ‘drastic moment’ before the new parents’ first date night, she dyed her auburn locks, and it seemed like baby Rose approved, as a series of photos showed her gazing lovingly at her mummy.
Credit: Original article published here.