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Kate Lawler's baby daughter out of ICU and off oxygen after medical scare


Relieved Kate Lawler has confirmed her newborn daughter is off oxygen and had her feeding tubes removed.

The 40-year-old former Big Brother winner welcomed her first child with fiancé Martin on Thursday.

But she has endured an “overwhelming” few days after her baby was rushed to intensive care following the birth.

The star has kept fans updated on social media about her daughter’s medical complications and revealed she’s now out of the special care unit.

Taking to her Instagram Story late on Saturday night, Kate shared an adorable video of Martin kissing their little girl on the head.



The newborn had to be rushed to intensive care

The Virgin Radio DJ captioned the post: “I’m so in love.

“She came off oxygen, antibiotics, and feeding tubes today and at 2pm came out of the special care unit and into my room with us for the first time.

“The last nine hours with these two have been amazing.”

Brave Kate opened up about the ICU dash on Friday and says it shook the couple.



Now Kate has posted some further encouraging news

Sharing a number of pictures of her yet-to-be-named baby, she updated fans on everything they been through.

“After a wonderful, complication-free abdominal birth yesterday lunchtime thanks to the kind and caring NHS staff, our little girl was born on 11.02.2021 at 2:01pm,” began Kate.

But she said that an hour after the birth, her baby girl started having issues with breathing and was taken to the neonatal intensive care unit.

Kate added: “[It] isn’t uncommon in babies who are delivered abdominally as sometimes the fluid isn’t drained properly from their lungs.



Kate and Martin became proud parents on Thursday

“We were informed it was either that or an infection, but from the most recent consultant update, it’s looking less like an infection which is great news…

“Thankfully our little lady improved quite quickly, coming off oxygen last night and onto assisted air.

“Meanwhile I tried to get up and out of bed around 10pm once the feeling was back in my legs, but I threw up (brilliennnnnt) so I had to go back to bed.



Now they can’t wait to get their daughter home – and to settle on a name

“But at 2:30am this morning I was finally mobilised, had my catheter out, had a wash, brushed my teeth and walked to the baby unit where I was able to hold my daughter skin on skin and she breastfed for two hours from 5:30-7:30 which was beautiful, very calming and she latched to both sides.

“She’s a healthy weight, everything else is perfect, there’s a murmur on her heart which they’re monitoring but again is very common in newborn babies and they’re going to see if she can breath unassisted again this evening.”

Last night, Kate went on to share a snap of her new daughter to show off the impressive head of hair she was born with.





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