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‘Our Family Feels Complete’ Says Michelle Heaton On The Birth Of Her Son

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The Liberty X singer welcomed Aaron Jay just over a week ago via planned C-section

Singer Michelle Heaton, 34, is thrilled with the new addition to her family, baby Aaron Jay – or AJ as they’ve nicknamed him. He arrived on Friday 28th February and is a little brother to their two-year-old daughter, Faith.

And now that AJ has arrived, Michelle has decided their family is complete and has taken the difficult decision to have both of her ovaries removed. She carries the faulty BRCA2 gene, which increases your chance of cancer, and had a double mastectomy in 2012 to reduce her risk. She’ll be having her ovaries removed in a few months.

Speaking to OK Magazine, Michelle said, ‘I just want to eliminate my risk. Chancing getting ovarian cancer by having a third child is tempting fate.’

Because of Michelle’s mastectomy, she hasn’t been able to breastfeed AJ.

‘The first day [I bottle-fed], I got really upset,’ says Michelle. ‘There were tears within an hour because he was trying to latch on and was looking for my booby. But I have to look at the positives or I get upset – it doesn’t hurt and the bottles are less messy, plus Hugh can help.’

Aaron was born by planned C-section because Michelle suffers from heart problems and doctors were worried about her health if she went into natural labour.

"I have to look at the positives or I get upset"

‘Faith was an emergency C-section so I didn’t have time to think about it,’ says Michell. ‘A planned C-section really wasn’t a nice experience. Our doctor was lovely and laidback, but the anxiety of going into a known operation, what with my heart problems – I was in bits.’

But once baby AJ arrived, Michelle and her personal trainer husband, Hugh Hanley, were overjoyed.

‘I couldn’t hold him because they were still operating on me and stapling me up, so I stroked his face and burst into tears,’ says Michelle.

Now the mum-of-two is back home and getting used to life with a baby boy.

‘We’ve been weed on a few times already,’ joked Michelle. ‘It’s an adjustment, but the most adjusting I will have to do is when he’ll be Faith’s age and then we’ll see what it takes to raise a son.

"I stroked his face and burst into tears"

‘I’m lucky to have a girl first, it was good practice, and because of that I feel really comfortable with him.’

Did you have to make a difficult decision after the birth of your baby? Let us know in the comment box below.

 
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