Sharon Marshall feared her baby was going to die when she woke up in blood during her pregnancy.
The 47-year-old reporter and soap writer - who has eight-month-old daughter Betsey - was terrified about losing her unborn child, after she had a health scare six months into her pregnancy.
Sharon told The Sun Online: "When I saw the blood it put the fear of god into me.
"My blood pressure was massively high and I thought I was going to have to give birth months earlier than expected."
Sharon worried she would never be a mother after having seven IVF attempts and two miscarriages, and she didn't buy any baby clothes before the birth because didn't want to "jinx" things.
She said: "Before she was born I was convinced something was going to go wrong.
"Until Betsey was actually put in my arms and I heard her let out the most almighty yell, I always felt like someone was going to say it's all going to be taken away from me.
"I'd never allowed myself to go and buy something for the baby before I'd given birth. I wouldn't even let myself look at the baby clothes in a shop. I was terrified to jinx it."
Sharon is so grateful she had "brilliant" doctors to help her during her pregnancy scare, but she has mastered first aid because she knows it is now her responsibility to look after Betsey.
She said: "I had to rely on doctors then who were brilliant - but I know that Betsey is my responsibility now and in case of emergency I need to know what to do.
"I felt a lot more secure knowing how to do first aid, what I should look out for and what to worry about."