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Brian McFadden and fiancée Danielle Parkinson are proud new parents to daughter Ruby-Jean – who started to arrive while the pair were out playing golf.
The 41-year-old singer and his 39-year-old fiancée welcomed their daughter last month – with a dramatic birth beginning on the golf course.
Brian and Danielle’s path to parenthood has been difficult, with the couple experiencing the heartbreak of two miscarriages before baby Ruby-Jean arrived on May 8.
Their daughter had been due to arrive via a planned c-section, but decided to arrive two days ahead of schedule, while her parents least expected it.
Brian McFadden and Danielle Parkinson have revealed they were playing golf when their baby girl started to arrive
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Brian and Danielle have shared all the details of their one-month-old baby girl’s arrival with OK! Magazine alongside adorable photographs of their baby, who they say they cannot take their eyes off.
Recounting Ruby-Jean’s arrival, proud dad Brian said: “We were playing golf and her waters broke on the 15th hole! She made the winning putt while in labour – it was amazing!”
Both parents are enjoying their new bundle of joy.
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Danielle, who conceived Ruby-Jean via IVF, said: “It’s been a whirlwind. The lack of sleep is hard but it’s all worth it because it’s amazing.”
Brian added: “We’ve just been obsessed with her. We don’t put her down, we’re just constantly looking at her. She’s amazing.”
Discussing the dramatic arrival of her baby, Danielle said: “I was booked in for a C-section on 9 May because she was breech.
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“A fortnight before, I started doing different things to help, like swimming, and I had an ECV – which is a manipulation where the doctors try to move her – as I would have preferred a natural birth, but that didn’t work.
“I ended up going into labour two days before my C-section and having an emergency one. I don’t know if because of everything I was trying, I ended up inducing labour!”
Danielle confirmed she was playing golf with her waters breaking at the 15th hole, but she went on to complete the round and later went to hospital.
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She continued: “I got seen and I was only 1cm dilated. But then, it sounds disgusting, she pooed inside me and that means they’re in a bit of distress, so they took me straight to the emergency bit.
“I was kind of thankful she’d done that as the contractions were the worst pain I’ve ever experienced. We’d read loads about hypnobirthing and breathing through it, but gas and air didn’t touch the sides.
“I was in agony. I said, ‘If we do this again I’m having an epidural and I will take all the pain relief!’”