Elliott and Sadie Wright's 'scary' labour experience
8 April 2019 - 10:00 AM

Elliott and Sadie Wright's 'scary' labour experience

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Elliott Wright and his wife Sadie had a "scary" experience whilst she was in labour with their baby son William.

The former "The Only Way is Essex" star and his spouse welcomed their first child together into the world on January 14, and the couple have opened up about the terrifying moment when their newborn boy's "heart slowed down".

Elliott - who also has two children, Olivia, nine and Elliott Jr, 11, from a previous relationship - told the latest issue of OK! Magazine: "There was one scary moment.

"Our midwife noticed the baby's heart had slowed down so she hit the red button and a crash team came running in.

"It was such a scary experience -- I like to be in control but I had no idea what was going on so I panicked."

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The nurse "quickly realised" William - who they call Billy for short - was in the birth canal ready to come out.

Sadie continued: "Our midwife came running in and looked me over. She quickly realised the baby was in the birth canal and that's why his heart had slowed right down.

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"She immediately got rid of everyone and demand the room was calm and told me to start pushing."

Elliott, 39, was "crying" throughout the labour along with Sadie's mum.

He said: "Sadie's mum and I were stood there crying. In fact, I was crying for most of labour. Even after he was born I was in tears."

Sadie was induced "24 hours" after her waters had broken following a meal out, as she didn't have "natural" contractions, which wasn't how she imagined it would be like at all.

She recalled: "I thought the moment my waters broke would be like you see in the movies, but it wasn't at all.

"I was out for dinner and when I got home I realised they'd broken while I was out.

"I rang the midwife who told me to come in, but when I got to the hospital my contractions weren't starting naturally so they sent me home for 24 hours.

"Unfortunately the contractions didn't start naturally so I had to be induced. I was induced at 8.30am but I wasn't in active labour until 2pm."

However, the birth itself was "over quite quickly" surprisingly

She concluded: "Billy was born at 5:50pm so once it started it was over quite quickly. Even the midwife was surprised by how quickly things progressed."

Read the full story in this week's OK! Magazine - out today.

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