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Gemma Atkinson shares heartwarming photo with baby daughter after opening up on traumatic birth that nearly killed her

Gemma Atkinson and Gorka Marquez welcomed their baby daughter, Mia, into the work earlier this month.

And after opening up on the traumatic birth that nearly killed her, the doting mum has shared and adorable photo on Instagram which sees her beaming for the camera.

In the snap, the 34 year old can be seen with her two dogs, while her newborn daughter appears to sleep in her buggy behind them.

Alongside the image, she wrote: “Sunday well spent,” alongside a love heart emoji.


As well as numerous fans commenting under the image, her boyfriend Gorka, 28, also wrote: “I miss you!!! Wish I was there”

On the weekend, the ex Hollyoaks actress detailed the trauma her body went through trying to bring a new life into the world.

Alongside a heartwarming image with the tot, she wrote: “This picture was taken when Mia was 30hrs old. The weary smile on my face doesn’t quite portray how happy I was inside as 30hrs earlier, things could have gone very differently.

“Mia was a tiny baby, 4lb 10, with that in mind the midwife was concerned she wouldn’t be strong enough to open my cervix.

Gemma Atkinson shared a heartfelt message on Instagram
Gemma Atkinson shared a heartfelt message on Instagram

Gorka Marquez Gemma Atkinson
The happy couple welcomed their daughter into the world last week

“My water broke on a tues & we gave her the benefit of the doubt but by the Wednesday evening despite her being in the perfect place & so low down, she still hadn’t managed it.

“The decision was made to induce me to help her along but she disliked that even more.” [sic] Gemma continued: “With every contraction her heart rate dropped.

“On the 3rd one midwife Katie who was taking care of me at the time pressed the panic alarm & within 15 mins I was rushed out, prepped & delivered Mia via an emergency C section.

“It wasn’t what I’d planned but thanks to my hypnobirthing despite the madness & panic, I was able to calmly keep my breathing technique & accept whatever is best for Mia just do it! 2hrs later I was alone with Gorks & Mia blissfully happy in a ward when I suddenly felt extremely unwell,” she said.

Gemma Atkinson Gorka Marquez
The actress kept fans up to date on her pregnancy journey

The new mum proudly showed of her baby body in a bikini

Gemma and Gorka have been together since meeting on Strictly in 2017

Before continuing: “Gorka got a doctor and she took 1 look at me & again pressed the panic button. I was having a hemorrhage. A big one & I lost a lot of blood.

“I don’t remember much other than having around 9 doctors in the room, some injecting me, hooking me to drips, physically pulling clots out of me & one comforting Gorks who was beside himself in the corner.

“I woke in another room with Gorks & my family there, Mia sleeping soundly & a lovely midwife named Di who was checking my notes.

“The trauma was over & thanks to our NHS & incredible hospital staff we were ok. I’m fully aware for some people it’s a different outcome & I feel incredibly lucky that me & Mia are healthy & healed”

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