Millie Mackintosh Shares Hospital Photo From Sienna’s Birthby Laura Driver
Millie Mackintosh opened up about giving birth to daughter Sienna, explaining it was ‘hugely positive’. The Made In Chelsea star welcomed her first child with husband Hugo Taylor at the beginning of May.
Taking to Instagram Millie gave fans a glimpse into their first moments with Sienna sharing a photo from her hospital bed. “Despite my final trimester landing smack bang in the middle of a global pandemic, I feel very lucky that Sienna’s arrival into the world was a hugely positive experience for me,” she began. “The usual fears around the birth of my daughter were magnified by not knowing if Hugo could be there to hold my hand, I was terrified about potentially catching the virus and I had no idea what to expect in hospital with the UK in the throes of this pandemic. Sienna was breach so there was no choice but to have a C-section. I was nervous about the surgery, so I did Hypnobirthing tailored around a caesarean delivery.”
Millie explained she listened to a track by The Mindful Birth Group every night to prepare herself for birth, which ensured she was calm in hospital. “Sienna’s arrival couldn’t have gone more smoothly thanks to the amazing doctors, nurses and midwives at Chelsea and Westminster hospital,” she continued. “Hugo was by my side, I had classical music playing, and before I knew it my daughter was being placed on my chest for skin to skin cuddles. I found pregnancy to be such a surreal experience, it was only in that moment in theatre that it hit me how real this all was. I was now a mother, Hugo a father and our daughter was safely here, breathing gently on my chest.”
She continued “Because I was lying flat on the operating table I couldn’t quite see Sienna’s face, so I asked Hugo to hold her. That image of him holding her for the first time will stay etched in my memory forever. All ten fingers, all ten toes and curious little eyes blinking back at us,” she added. “Any new mother’s anxieties are valid, especially when the world’s in some form of lockdown, but I’ve really looked to the positives and as a result, I’ve treasured the time I’ve had with Sienna, for the three of us to navigate our new life together without interruptions and using it as an opportunity to enjoy every precious moment of this very special new chapter of our lives.”
To celebrate their second year of marriage, Millie and Hugo headed back to Babington House in Somerset, where they had wed, bringing along their daughter with them.