Gemma Atkinson has given a sweet shout out to hospital staff that helped her while she was giving birth to her newborn daughter.
The former Emmerdale actress, 34, thanked the midwives at Royal Bolton Hospital for making her feel ‘safe and cared for’ while she was in labour last week.
Taking to her Instagram Stories, Gemma, who shares her new arrival with boyfriend Gorka Marquez, 28, wrote: ‘Personal thank you to the midwives at Royal Bolton Hospital.’
‘Genuinely the warmest, most caring team. Every ward I was on myself and my family felt safe and cared for. You are angels. #NHS.’
(Picture: Instagram)Pretty darn cute, if we do say so ourselves.
The fitness fanatic revealed she’d given birth in a heartfelt post at the weekend, writing: ‘And just like that, we’re a three!
‘Our beautiful baby daughter arrived on Thursday 4th July and myself and Gorks couldn’t be happier.’
She added: ‘She’s incredible and she certainly made an entrance, giving us all quite a fright at times! Little Miss independent already!
Gemma announced her pregnancy in February with the help of her dogs (Picture: Instagram)‘Back home now for family time and to introduce little lady to her big brothers Norman & Ollie…. Let the next life chapter begin @gorka_marquez.’
Gemma, who lives in Manchester with Gorka, announced her pregnancy in February with an adorable photo of her two dogs, who she roped in to help break the news.
Around their necks were signs that read ‘Guess what… Mum’s pregnant’ and ‘We’re going to be big brothers!’.
The early stages of fitness lover Gemma’s pregnancy was plagued by terrible morning sickness, which left her exhausted and bed bound and stopped her hitting the gym.
She explained to her Instagram followers: ‘The first few weeks I didn’t really do anything because I didn’t feel very well and I’ve just listened to my body.’
The actress started dating Strictly’s Gorka in 2017 after striking up a friendship with the Spanish dancer, who was partnered with Alexandra Burke, while she was on the show.
While they were constantly asked about rumours they were dating while competing on the series, the duo didn’t confirm their romance until Strictly had wrapped.
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