Lucy Watson Shares a Peek Into Family Life With Son Willoughby as a New Mom, Revealing Adorable Family Snaps of Her First Child With James Dunmore

Lucy Watson Shares a Peek Into Family Life With Son Willoughby as a New Mom, Revealing Adorable Family Snaps of Her First Child With James Dunmore

Lucy Watson gave a glimpse into family life as a new mum as she shared adorable snaps of her baby boy with her husband James Dunmore. 

The former Made In Chelsea cast-member, 33, welcomed son Willoughby in March, but later described the birthing process as ‘long, with complications.’ 

Taking to Instagram on Sunday, Lucy shared a photo dump of postpartum snaps, including a sweet picture of her with her sister Tiffany as they both breastfed their sons.

Baby Willoughby could be seen staring widely at Lucy and James’s dog as the pair bonded, while the couple put on a loved-up display in a selfie.

In several snaps, Willoughby napped on his dad’s chest as the family get used to life with a little one. 

Lucy Watson Shares a Peek Into Family Life With Son Willoughby as a New Mom, Revealing Adorable Family Snaps of Her First Child With James Dunmore

Lucy Watson gave a glimpse into family life as a new mum as she shared adorable snaps of her baby boy with her husband James Dunmore on Instagram on Monday

The former Made In Chelsea cast-member, 33, welcomed son Willoughby in March, but later described the birthing process as 'long, with complications'

The former Made In Chelsea cast-member, 33, welcomed son Willoughby in March, but later described the birthing process as ‘long, with complications’

Lucy also shared a snap of her and sister Tiffany, who gave birth last June, sitting on  the sofa, both nursing their tots. 

Other snaps showed the tot being cuddled by his grandparents.

And Lucy also showed off her incredible post-partum figure as she posed for a mirror selfie in leggings and a white vest. 

She captioned the post: ‘6 weeks post partum. some of my favourite moments.’

Lucy has since shared her birth story in a lengthy social medial post, admitting she opted for private consultant-led care over the National Health Service as she went through the various stages of pregnancy. 

‘I didn’t have a birth plan at all, I was just trusting in my consultant – I thought she was amazing,’ the TV personality told TikTok followers earlier this month. 

‘I always said to her from the beginning, whatever is safest, I don’t care what I do. I don’t care if I do pain relief, I don’t care if I do caesarean or vaginal birth, whatever is safest for me and the baby is what I’m happy to do.’

She added: ‘I did say the one thing I really didn’t want was an emergency C-section. I didn’t want to ever be in the position where I was in an emergency scenario. That was my one thing that I really didn’t want.’ 

Taking to Instagram on Sunday, Lucy shared a photo dump of post-partum snaps

Taking to Instagram on Sunday, Lucy shared a photo dump of post-partum snaps

The snaps included a sweet picture of her with her sister Tiffany as they both breastfed their sons

The snaps included a sweet picture of her with her sister Tiffany as they both breastfed their sons

Baby Willoughby could be seen staring widely at Lucy and James's dog as the pair bonded

Baby Willoughby could be seen staring widely at Lucy and James’s dog as the pair bonded

In several snaps, Willoughby napped on his dad's chest as the family get used to life with a little one

In several snaps, Willoughby napped on his dad’s chest as the family get used to life with a little one

But Lucy’s worst-case scenario became a reality after a routine 39-week scan revealed the baby’s umbilical cord had wrapped itself around his head. 

The TV personality was advised to check into hospital the following day and was given two choices – be induced or submit to a C-section. 

A second scan the following morning confirmed the cord was no longer wrapped around the child’s head, meaning his passage through the vaginal canal would be less risky.

Encouraged by the news, Lucy – who had already been contracting for more than a week – opted for a conventional birth.  

She recalled: ‘They broke my waters, not fun… I was gushing fluid for four hours, and not just a little bit, I was gushing bucket-loads of fluid. I don’t even know where it was coming from but every time I moved there would be a gush.’ 

After contracting for six hours without pain relief Lucy opted for an epidural after being told she was still only five centimetres dilated. 

Fifteen hours into labour the child’s head had emerged from her cervix, but was swollen and Willoughby was unable to force his way through. 

‘It got to the point where his heart rate was really high,’ said Lucy. ‘I was exhausted, the alarms were going off in the hospital, in our room, you could tell everyone was really worried. 

Lucy also showed off her incredible post-partum figure as she posed for a mirror selfie in leggings and a white vest

Lucy also showed off her incredible post-partum figure as she posed for a mirror selfie in leggings and a white vest

Lucy cuddled her nephew, sister Tiffany's son, in one sweet snap

Lucy cuddled her nephew, sister Tiffany’s son, in one sweet snap

Willoughby with his grandma

Willoughby with his grandpa

Other snaps showed the tot being cuddled by his grandparents

‘The alarm was going off for a while and they came in and said we need to get him out, he’s not in a good way, he’s in distress. It’s a life or death situation and we need to get him out now, we need to do an emergency caesarean. 

Watson admitted it initially crossed her mind that she might lose her son, and credited husband James for being her rock throughout the ordeal. 

‘James was incredible,’ she said. ‘He didn’t leave my side at any point. He was with me and talking to me and comforting me the whole time.’ 

The influencer announced in September 2023 she was pregnant with their first child and called the baby a ‘little miracle’ after a three-year battle to conceive.

Shortly after giving birth she shared snaps of herself and Willoughby as she lay in her hospital bed.

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