Emmerdale actress Lucy Pargeter has proudly shown off her newborn twin daughters for a shoot for Ok Magazine.
It’s a beautiful baby picture, showing the mum-of-three with twins Missy and Betsy.
But Lucy has also revealed that she had to have a caesarean because the babies were both breech, and she’s ‘gutted’ she didn’t get to see any of it.
“It was a planned caesarean as the girls were both breech. I got to 37 weeks, which is when they usually want to take out twins. I wanted to watch the whole thing but they put a screen up when you’re having a C-section and it couldn’t be lowered quite enough for me to see”, Lucy told OK! magazine.
“In some hospitals there are mirrors on the ceiling so you can see what’s going on, but that wasn’t the case in mine. I was gutted I didn’t get to watch them being born.
“You feel everything with a natural birth and I couldn’t with a C-section, so I would’ve liked to watch it.”
But it was Lucy’s fiance Rudi, that revealed what an ordeal the experience was for them.
He said: “There was a moment when they weren’t breathing. They got handed over to the medical team straight away after they were born and they were manipulated to make sure their airways were clear.”
He added that it “felt like 30 minutes” when it was “probably only 30 seconds.” Scary stuff!
We’re so glad mum and babies are doing so well. Well done Lucy and congratulations on your beautiful baby girls.