Coronation Street’s Brooke Vincent has shared on how worried she was prior to giving birth to son Monroe.
Brooke became a mother for the second time when Monroe arrived earlier this month, but the birth was not entirely smooth sailing as she went into labour nine hours ahead of her pre-arranged C-section operation.
The soap star, 28, decided on an elective caesarean after her first birth experience with first son, Mexx, was filled with complications.
She and footballer boyfriend Kean Bryan booked in the procedure under the advice of their midwife and planned to welcome their tot on May 4 at 11 am.
However, things did not go to plan and Brooke has now told how she became panicked and “didn’t want to inconvenience people” when she began having contractions nine hours before the scheduled C-section.
Brooke explained to OK! magazine: “I was booked in for 11 am on May 4 and I’d planned to take Mexx to nursery, but I went into labour at 2am. I didn’t really know if I was in labour or not. Because I wasn’t meant to go in until the morning!”
She added that when she and Kean got to hospital someone was already in the theatre as her “appointment for a section wasn’t until later” which led to her “hoping” they could get her “in as soon as possible.”
Brooke also said that her waters broke in the hospital naturally – which did not happen when Mexx arrived – and called the events “like a comedy sketch” as nothing went to plan.
Earlier this month, Brooke – who is known for playing Sophie Webster – announced the happy news that she had welcomed a second son on her Instagram account.
She posted an adorable black and white snap, which showed only the bottom of Monroe’s babygro and tiny legs and feet.
She captioned the post: “On the morning of Tuesday 4th May at 8.14am; the exact same time as his big brother.. our little boy came into the world.
“Monroe S J Bryan you’ve added so much love & happiness to our little family!”
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Brooke added that she and Kean, as well as new big brother Mexx, are “besotted” with the new member of their family.
“Me, your daddy & big brother are all besotted with you,” she wrote, finishing the post with globe and blue love heart emojis.
Brooke and Kean have been together since 2016 and moved in together after two years of dating.
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