Jennifer Metcalfe reveals son Daye almost DIED at birth

She has taken the motherhood with ease, after welcoming her son Daye Colmic with partner Greg Lake back in June. 

But Jennifer Metcalfe has now revealed the birth itself was incredibly traumatic, with her son coming to close to death due to a knot in his umbilical cord. 

Speaking on Thursday's Lorraine the actress, 34, admitted her little boy had 'defied the odds' against a condition which often ends in stillbirth - before discussing the positive feedback she received from her recent 'inspiring' underwear selfie. 

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Dramatic: Jennifer Metcalfe revealed her son Daye came close to death at birth due to a knot in his umbilical cord on Thursday's Lorraine (above) 

Dramatic: Jennifer Metcalfe revealed her son Daye came close to death at birth due to a knot in his umbilical cord on Thursday's Lorraine (above) 

Proud: She also discussed her recent post-baby body selfie (above), and the overwhelmingly positive feedback it received from other mothers and pregnant women

Proud: She also discussed her recent post-baby body selfie (above), and the overwhelmingly positive feedback it received from other mothers and pregnant women

Jennifer revealed the darker side to her birthing experience to Christine Bleakley, who was filling in for the usual Scottish host. 

Gushing her son was 'just amazing', the Hollyoaks actress then explained that little Daye was close to death upon arrival, as he was born with a tight knot in his umbilical cord.

Recalling the dramatic time, she explained: 'As far as labour was concerned I quite enjoyed it, but midwives came rushing in at the end as his heart rate had dropped.'

Honest: Looking glam in all-black, Jennifer soon revealed her dramatic labour - explaining Daye had been born with a knotted umbilical cord, a condition often ending in stillbrith

Honest: Looking glam in all-black, Jennifer soon revealed her dramatic labour - explaining Daye had been born with a knotted umbilical cord, a condition often ending in stillbrith

She went on to reveal that her son had been born with a rare medical condition, which often ends in death, adding: 'When our little gorgeous boy came out, his cord was in a tight knot. It happens to one in 100 babies, and often ends in stillbirth.'

However proving her child to be a fighter, she added proudly: 'But our little man defied the odds, and here he is.

'He'd been battling against it for 9 months, and if he'd tightened it in my stomach, things may have ended differently.'

Terrifying: Proving her child to be a fighter however, she added: 'But our little man defied the odds, and here he is. If he'd tightened it in my stomach, things may have ended differently'

Terrifying: Proving her child to be a fighter however, she added: 'But our little man defied the odds, and here he is. If he'd tightened it in my stomach, things may have ended differently'

Family affair: Daye had accompanied Jennifer to the interview with his father Greg Lake (above), and the pair were seen cuddling and waving sweetly to cameras from the green room

Family affair: Daye had accompanied Jennifer to the interview with his father Greg Lake (above), and the pair were seen cuddling and waving sweetly to cameras from the green room

Despite the tense time, Jennifer was quick to gush of the support she received from her midwives, joking: 'They made me feel like superwoman. They said I was best pusher in the North East!' 

Daye had accompanied Jennifer to the interview with his father Greg, and the pair were seen cuddling and waving sweetly to cameras from the green room. 

With her face lighting up at the sight of her son, the brunette could not help but gush of Daye - despite admitting life with a newborn had its difficulties.

She confessed: 'Sleep deprivation

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