Gemma Atkinson was left fighting for her life as she gave birth to her daughter Mia.
The 34-year-old actress has taken to Instagram to reveal the story of her dramatic childbirth experience, admitting things "could have gone very differently".
Gemma shared: "I was having a haemorrhage. A big one & I lost a lot of blood. (sic)"
The blonde beauty - whose boyfriend is "Strictly Come Dancing" star Gorka Marquez - gave birth on July 4, and has now lifted the lid on her terrifying ordeal.
She wrote on the photo-sharing platform: "Mia was a tiny baby, 4lb 10. With that in mind the midwife was concerned she wouldn't be strong enough to open my cervix.
"My water broke on a tues & we gave her the benefit of the doubt but by the Wednesday evening despite her being in the perfect place & so low down, she still hadn't managed it.
"The decision was made to induce me to help her along but she disliked that even more. With every contraction her heart rate dropped.
"On the 3rd one midwife Katie who was taking care of me at the time pressed the panic alarm & within 15 mins I was rushed out, prepped & delivered Mia via an emergency C section.
"It wasn't what I'd planned but thanks to my hypnobirthing despite the madness & panic, I was able to calmly keep my breathing technique & accept whatever is best for Mia just do it! (sic)"