“Hi, my name is Gemma Collins and I have a daughter named Tia, she has recently turned 2.
I had a pretty rough pregnancy – constantly in and out of hospital for various reasons, they found out I had group B strep and also because I was in a car accident years ago they weren’t sure if I was going to be able to deliver naturally or have to get a c-section.
I was due to give birth on the 15th of April but that date came and went. On the 23rd of april they took me in to ‘start me off’ but I went into labour myself shortly after 10pm. I was transferred to the labour ward at 8am on the saturday 24th april. My mum and Tia’s dad came up about 9.30ish. At 10am I was given a pethadene injection which really helped with the pain, I had tried the gas and air but couldn’t have it as it was making me feel sick. They went to break my waters about 1.30pm but they then broke on their own, the pethadene wore off about 2pm. All of a sudden I got this sudden urge to push and my beautiful baby girl was born at 4.14pm, weighing 8lb 4oz.
Shortly after her birth her father and I split up, but I’ve now got a new boyfriend and we’ve been together almost a year and a half, he’s amazing and Tia loves him to bits. She doesn’t get any contact with her biological father or his family but she doesn’t need them as she’s got everyone else who cares for her.”