The new mum and reality TV star speaks about her birth and introduces her baby girl in a magazine photo shoot
Every pregnant woman has her saviour products during labour. And for TOWIE’s Billie Faiers, it was cooling mist spray – and a Spanish flamenco fan held by her sister Samantha.
The new mum, 24, who gave birth to her baby girl last Wednesday, has spoken about her experience and the role her TOWIE co-star sibling Sam played in supporting her.
‘She was amazing and proved to be a complete natural as a midwife!’ Billie tells this week’s OK! magazine, where she and fiancé Greg Shepherd introduce their daughter, whose name they’re yet to reveal.
‘Samantha was amazing and proved to be a complete natural as a midwife!’
‘She’s been a birthing partner for one of our best friends twice, so she came in the room and was like a midwife. She started to massage my back and knew exactly what to do.’
Billie used hypnobirthing techniques – including picturing a beach in Maldives – as well as an injection of morphine and gas and air to get her through her 32-hour labour. And despite prepping to look as glam as possible, it was the last thing on her mind when she actually had her baby.
‘It wasn’t glamorous at all! There’s a time and a place and that wasn’t the time or the place! I didn’t care about that once the labour started,’ she says.
‘Before I had this whole different idea, my nails were done, I thought I’d have my hair in a nice French plait. I even bought a new nightie from Victoria’s Secret, but I didn’t wear it – I wore an old one I had. When I actually gave birth, all I had on was a crop top, I was so hot.
'Other mums told me I wouldn’t care about how I looked and they were right. I was only focusing on the baby.’
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