Brian McFadden’s fiancé Danielle Parkinson admits she was left in agony with ‘horrific contractions’ after her C-section was delayed when she gave birth to baby girl, Ruby Jean
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Brian McFadden's fiancée Danielle Parkinson was in agony with horrific contractions because of a delay to her C-section.
The former PE teacher and her fiancé Brian McFadden welcomed their daughter Ruby Jean into the world on May 8 but Danielle admits the birth didn't go as smoothly as she hoped and she was in terrible pain.
She said: "We went home and at 8pm I started having weird pains, and by 10pm they were intense, so we went to the hospital.
"There was a queue for the theatre, so I was having to go through these contractions, which were horrific.
"I was in so much pain and desperate for any pain relief," she added.
Brian and Danielle welcomed their first child last month
While she was waiting her turn for her C-section, the baby showed signs of distress and Danielle was rushed into surgery.
She said: "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 hypno-birthing and breathing through it, but gas and air didn’t touch the sides."
Despite the difficulties, Brian and Danielle were thrilled to welcome their baby girl into the world
Danielle has vowed to have more pain relief if she has another child after the traumatic experience.
"I was in agony. I said, 'If we do this again I’m having an epidural and I will take all the pain relief," she said.
Brian added: "I knew that was going to happen. When we were doing the pre-natal classes online, they were talking about the different pain relief and Dani said, 'I don’t like that, I’m going to do it as naturally as possible."
Brian McFadden and Danielle Parkinson are loving being parents together for the first time
"Then when we were in the waiting room at the hospital Dani was like, 'Just give me the drugs!'"
Despite all the pain, the couple were thrilled to welcome their little girl in the world after such a "surreal" experience.
He told OK!: "The biggest surprise of the day was how quick it all happened.
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"I went up beside Dani’s head and they said we could put some music on, so I started to play a song by The Killers.
The song hadn’t even got to the first chorus and the next moment Ruby was just there looking over the little curtain they had up! It was crazy."
"It was so surreal. I didn’t even cry, I think I was just so happy she was here and was healthy because you have so many worries going into it," Danielle added.