Belfast Telegraph

Friday 26 December 2014

Kerry Katona reveals labour trauma

Kerry Katona has spoken of the traumatic birth of her fifth child
Kerry Katona has spoken of the traumatic birth of her fifth child

Kerry Katona has spoken of the traumatic birth of her fifth child after the baby's heart stopped just moments after the delivery.

Former Atomic Kitten star Kerry revealed there were also fears for her own life when she suffered heavy blood loss after daughter Dylan-Jorge Rose was born earlier this month.

In an interview with this week's OK! magazine, she said: "I thought, this is it, we're both going to die."

Kerry experienced contractions 10 days before the due date, but her complications did not become apparent until the baby was lying on her chest and she said she had a "weird sensation that something wasn't right".

"Ten minutes after giving birth she was on my chest and she collapsed. She stopped breathing and her heart stopped," the former chart star said.

The baby was taken to intensive care and revived after what Kerry's partner George Kay estimated to be around eight minutes without breathing.

Meanwhile, the singer began experiencing troubles of her own.

"I was losing loads and loads of blood because the placenta didn't come out and it burst inside me. I was in shock.

"In a split second we went from tears of joy, and holding our baby, to chaos," she added.

However staff at Oxford's John Radcliffe Hospital managed to bring both of them back from the brink.

George told the magazine: "In 12 hours Dylan went from death's door to a perfectly healthy baby."

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting? customercare@belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Nightlife Galleries

More

Latest Entertainment News

Latest Music News

Latest Film & TV News

Latest Eating Out News

Horoscopes

Your Horoscopes by Russell Grant

Capricorn:

It feels like friends are few and far between. If you're not getting the help you need, ask why. It may be because you have been so preoccupied with work. Skipping special occasions and failing to return phone calls causes resentment. You have to be more engaged to sustain loving bonds. Call someone you've missed. It may take a few tries, but it's worth the effort. Be forthright about why you have been out of touch. Communication is the cornerstone of every healthy relationship.More