Sam Faiers has opened up on the details behind her recent home birth, revealing she welcomed her third baby into the world standing up in the kitchen.
In Mar, former Towie star Sam, 31, revealed she was in a ‘baby bubble’ after giving birth to her third child with longtime partner Paul Knightley, 34, giving their two eldest children, Paul Jr, six, and Rosie, four, an adorable little brother to fawn over.
And while the scenario we mentioned above may sound like something that came upon the reality star while she was doing the dishes, Sam had originally planned to welcome baby Edward while in a birthing pool.
However, she abandoned those plans at the last second, after failing to get comfortable (as comfortable as one can be while giving birth) and ended up delivering her baby while upright, and in front of her family.
Sharing the dramatic way in which Edward came into the world – which sounds like a Hollywood movie plot, we tell you – Sam shared: ‘The whole time, I didn’t sit down as I didn’t want to slow down the labour, so I was just pacing around.
‘I’d had Rosie in the water and it was beautiful, so I thought it would be the same with Edward. But when I got in the water, I just couldn’t get comfortable and immediately felt like I needed to get out.’
She continued to OK!: ‘Instead, I went to a corner of our kitchen – Paul was standing behind me and I had my hands on his neck. How he held my bodyweight I don’t know, because I was putting all my weight onto him.
‘He said a few days later he was still aching from it! So I was standing but squatting a little bit, then the midwife came underneath ready to catch the baby.
‘Little Paul and Rosie were next to me and I gave birth to him standing up.’
The miracle of life, we tell you.
Previously announcing the news of Edward’s arrival, Sam shared a video featuring several clips from the home birth, including scenes of Paul and Rosie sweetly holding her hand for support as she delivered the baby.
In another clip, Rosie is seen snuggled up to the sleeping newborn while Paul Jr plants a kiss on his baby brother’s head.
Sam wrote in the caption: ‘No words can describe how in love we are with you baby boy. I honestly can’t explain my feelings right now.
‘Mummy loves you more than you could ever imagine. In our baby bubble currently. Be back soon.’
Sam previously revealed she would be opting for another home birth after successfully having one with Rosie in 2017.
During a Q&A with Instagram followers, she said: ‘Yes! I’m so excited to be having another home birth.
‘My experience with Rosie was the best (not pain-free may I add lol) but the whole home vibe was so peaceful and relaxed.
‘Literally half an hour after having Rosie I was in my bed with her watching X-Factor with tea and toast.’
She added: ‘I know it’s not for everyone, but if you’re low risk and have thought about it. Definitely ask your midwife all the questions you have.’