Michelle Heaton: I had to wait hours for the doctors to arrive before I could have my baby
Michelle Heaton has revealed that she and husband Hugh Hanley 'freaked out' when she went into labour a week before she was booked in for a caesarean.
Michelle suffers from heart condition Mobitz Type 1 and was told she had to have a C-section for her own safety.
When her waters broke earlier than expected, she was rushed to hospital in the early hours of the morning.
'At 4 o'clock the doctor prepped me and said he didn't feel comfortable doing the C-section because he was too junior to deal with such a special case,' says Michelle, 31.
'They said I had to wait until the day doctors came in at 8 o'clock.'
But their little girl - who they've named Faith Michelle Hanley - wasn't willing to wait and Michelle started getting contractions just minutes later.
After a 'painful but do-able' wait, Michelle was prepped for theatre and given an epidural, but they had problems getting it in.
'They tried again and she was out within 5 minutes,' gushes Michelle.
'She cried in a few seconds and she was perfect.'