Reality star Chloe Goodman is super happy with her new son, Hudson, but it wasn’t an easy pregnancy.
As Chloe and her footballer fiancé Grant Hall posed at their Brighton home with their new baby Hudson and 18-month-old daughter Isla, 28-year-old Chloe opened up about her pregnancy and birth experience.
The star, who has appeared on Ex On The Beach, had in 2019 undergone a procedure to have half of her cervix removed after a smear test came back abnormal.
Three months into her pregnancy, the star found out this would mean she needed a cervical stitch to help keep her unborn baby safe in her uterus.
However, it wasn’t as straight forward as Chloe had hoped – as the expectant mum later found out that doctors had accidentally stitched her bladder to her womb.
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Chloe said that by week 13 of her pregnancy, she was in chronic pain and “wetting herself continuously”.
It wasn’t until week 19 that doctors realised what had happened and why Chloe was in so much pain.
Medical staff wanted to operate in order to remove the stitch and separate Chloe’s womb from her bladder, but the star refused as she was too worried about the baby.
“I just looked at Grant like, ‘Oh my God, I can’t do this.’ I just knew I’d lose Hudson if they removed that stitch, I refused to give up on him,” she told OK!.
“I said, ‘No, I’m not having the stitch out until we put a camera there and find out what’s actually causing this.’
They agreed to do the camera and that’s when we found out that they’d actually stitched in and then back out of my bladder again. My bladder was attached to the womb.”
Chloe said the pain as baby Hudson continued to grow inside her was “unimaginable.”
The star added that as her pregnancy progressed into the third trimester, it was “really painful” and said she was “up all night weeing.”
She added: “I wanted to keep hold of him at any cost. I tried to push [the C-section] to the end. I was like, ‘What if we can get to 37 weeks?’ And they were like, ‘No way, Chloe. That’s enough. You’re risking your life.’ So 35 weeks was as far as I could push.”
Instead, baby Hudson Christopher Sean-Terry Hall was born on 2 February via c-section.
The couple are over the moon with their new addition, with Grant admitting he cried when he saw his son.
Afterwards, doctors had to remove the stitch and Chloe says she lost a lot of blood, becoming anaemic.
Chloe had to take things easy while recovering, but the couple were faced with another scare when baby Hudson was rushed to hospital with suspected meningitis.
Thankfully, doctors ruled out meningitis and sepsis and little Hudson made a full recovery – returning home to his excited big sister.
Now, Chloe says she is looking forward to the future – including her wedding to Grant.
“We’re going to book the venue this summer,” Chloe explained, “We’ve actually got a wedding this summer where I’m a bridesmaid and Isla’s a flower girl. So we’re thinking we’ll plan ours a bit more when we’re there.”
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