Gemma Atkinson has shared a sweet Instagram video cradling her two-and-a-half week old daughter Mia after detailing her traumatic labour.
The first-time mum, 34, told her fans on Sunday Mia's difficult birth was 'totally worth it' as she cuddled her baby while Stevie Wonder's hit Isn't She Lovely played in the background.
It comes after Gemma revealed that she began haemorrhaging after an emergency C-section and needed nine doctors to help stabilise her.
Isn't she lovely! Gemma Atkinson has shared a sweet Instagram video cradling her two-and-a-half week old daughter Mia after detailing her traumatic labour
Speaking of the feedback from her labour story, Gemma said: 'Hi. I just wanted to say quickly, while Mia is asleep, a massive thank you for all of your messages yesterday.
'It was weirdly quite comforting hearing stories a lot of other women had experience the same stuff in labour.
It's really weird, isn't it, how you can have an amazing perfect pregnancy and then that happened. You do start thinking "is it something I ate or I did?" and it's not it's just nature you know.
'So thank you and to anyone else who had the same thing or even worse that makes my labour look like a walk in the park. I'm glad that you're all recovering and well and yeah its worth it, isn't it, when you get your little baby.'
Sweet: The first-time mum, 34, told her fans on Sunday Mia's difficult birth was 'totally worth it'
Adorable: She cuddled her baby while Stevie Wonder's hit Isn't She Lovely played in the background
Doting parents: Mia watched Gorka as he filmed Gemma cuddling her
Her latest posts come after Gemma took to Instagram on Saturday with a snap of her from the hospital bed with Mia- who she shares with beau Gorka Márquez - and explained that despite her smile, doctors were left fighting to save her life following the traumatic birth.
Revealing that she had to be induced because of Mia being a tiny 4lbs 10, doctors called for an emergency C-section, and just when she thought she and Gorka, 28, were 'blissfully happy', she got 'extremely ill because of a haemorrhage.'
'The odds were against her': Gemma bravely revealed that she began haemorrhaging after an emergency C-section following the birth of her daughter Mia
Gemma explained: '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...
'My water broke