Celebrity / 22-05-2020

Ben Foden shares graphic pictures from daughter's birth with 'unforeseen complications'

WARNING - CONTAINS GRAPHIC IMAGES: Ben Foden and his wife Jackie shared a string of pictures from the birth of their daughter and explained the "unforeseen complications" that cropped up

Ben Foden and his wife Jackie opened up about the "unforeseen complications" of their daughter's birth as they shared a string of pictures.

The married couple welcomed their daughter on May 20, and revealed the news on Instagram tonight.

Their baby was delivered by C-section by Jackie's mother Sharon and her stepfather Mark.

Rugby player Ben, who already shares two kids with ex-wife Una Healy, married Jackie in August last year, just two weeks after they had met.

After announcing their birth of their daughter Farrah, the couple revealed that she was conceived in mid-September, with them agreeing to try for a baby as soon as they were married.

Ben Foden shares graphic pictures from daughter's birth with 'unforeseen complications'

Ben gazes lovingly at his wife and daughter

Ben took to Instagram to share a string of snaps, writing: "Farrah Abra Foden, 5/20/2020, 6 lbs 12oz, 19.5 inches, 3 weeks early, we love you"

Jackie described the little one as "6lbs 12oz, 19.5 inches of pure adorable alien old man cuteness".

One picture sees the baby lying on Jackie's chest as Ben leans over then, beaming at his little girl.

They also shared a video of their adorable newborn, as well as a graphic video of the C-section.

Little Farrah was born on May 20

The couple shared pictures from the C-section

Another picture shows Ben cutting the umbilical cord.

In a written statement, Jackie said that Ben hasn't even been able to hold his daughter yet.

She wrote: "Ben hasn't been able to even HOLD her yet and hasn't even seen her since the ER c-section, because when babies are in the nicu, fathers can't currently visit because of covid precautions."

Ben cut the cord

Farrah was born three weeks early

Speaking about the complications that arose, she added: "SO with an original due date of June 12, A few weeks ago I developed cholestatis, which is an elevation in liver enzymes or something, I was getting super itchy, and bloodwork showed concerning levels, and it was decided I needed to induce at 37 weeks which is technically considered term.

"After 24 hours of labor, I wasn't dilating, and she needed to be sectioned, so mom and mark (my stepdad) scrubbed up and had her out in 30 mins. Ben cut the cord (which turned out to be super short, which is probably why she wasn't coming down naturally and helping me dilate).

So cute!

Farrah was delivered by Jackie's mum and stepfather

"She had a slight fever, probably my own developing fever, so she was put in the nicu as a safety precaution. She's doing INCREDIBLE and I see her every 3 hours for feeding.

"I am so in love with this little blessing, Ben has brought such joy and happiness into my life in only a year, and I have never felt more lucky in my life than in these moments."

She added: "Lastly, I'd like to say thank you, from the bottom of my heart, to my mother, sharon, my PA for this birth, and my stepfather, mark, my OB, for taking such incredible care of us every step of the way, for helping us through this difficult delivery, for bending over backwards every way they could for us every single day.

"They are the most loving supportive people (photos of them Are posted here doing their work together are so heartwarming, such a family affair, I love it!!) And THANK YOU to the entire team at Mercy Hospital for working so hard for us around the clock, we felt so taken care of and supported and safe. Thank you."

Jackie also hit back at negative comments they'd received from trolls about their "shotgun wedding" and allegations that they married because she was pregnant.

Setting the record straight, she wrote: "We conceived her mid sept, we tried right away because were both in our mid 30s and were on the same page for wanting to expand our family together".



22-05-2020 21:15, source: irishmirror, by James Foster
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