Millie Radford Shares Details of Traumatic Labour

by Laura Driver

Millie Radford, part of Britain’s biggest family, has shared a snap of her daughter her Instagram page as she revealed details of her traumatic labour. Ophelia Jo Radford was born on September 10th at 7.05pm, weighing 7lbs and 12oz.

Millie’s mum, Jo, said: “Millie managed on gas and air. She came in at six centimeters, and you did brilliantly didn’t you. I can’t believe you came in at six centimetres, and she was born five hours later.”

While Sue said Ophelia wasn't very long, she noted the newborn had “massive feet”. Before she was weighed, Sue and Millie debated how much they thought she might be, with the new mum guessing 8ls 2oz, while experienced Sue was only one pound out with her guess of 7lbs 13oz.

Millie added that Ophelia came out ‘kickboxing’, with both her fists by the side of her face.

Sue noted it “was not a good position for her to come out”, while Millie added: “I think that’s why it took so long.” Sue revealed that Millie spent the night in the delivery room before being transferred to the ward, explaining that she had to go to theatre. She said: “After Millie had had Ophelia, she had to go to theatre because she’d got a secondary degree tear. “So she was in theatre for a few hours and I had Ophelia, bless her. Millie was in theatre for I think, two hours. And she’s doing really really well. But I don’t think Millie will be allowed home until later on tonight, because while she was in theatre she spiked a temperature and Ophelia had pooed inside Millie just before she was born. So they need to make sure neither of them have an infection going on, so they need to monitor them for 24 hours.”


Millie's siblings now Ophelia’s aunt and uncles are Chris, 31, Sophie, 25, Chloe, 24, Jack, 22, Daniel, 20, Luke, 19, Katie, 17, James, 16, Ellie, 15, Aimee, 14, Josh, 12, Max, 11, Tillie, nine, Oscar, eight, Casper, seven, Hallie, four, Phoebe, three, Archie, two, and Bonnie, one, and Heidie - who was born in April.

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Laura Driver

Blogger & Social Media Manager
Laura lives in Yorkshire, UK with her two teenage children. When they were little (and definitely not taller than her) she used to blog avidly about the trials and tribulations of motherhood. Laura is no stranger to all the joys small children can bring; sleepless nights, a random public meltdown or a spectacular poonami. She fondly remembers the time her youngest child rolled across a supermarket carpark in a trolley while she was putting her eldest child in the car and the time her, then, three year old took up swearing at a church event. Laura has worked for Your Baby Club, as a Social Media Manager, since 2014.

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