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Chantelle Houghton talks baby for the first time

New mum Chantelle opens up about her baby daughter

Posted: 22 June 2012
by Sophie Westnedge
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Chantelle talks about the birth of her first child

Celebrity Big brother star Chantelle Houghton has spoken about her first child in her column New! magazine.

The 28-year-old, who previously revealed some interesting tips on staying comfy during pregnancy, and her fiancé Alex Reid welcomed the birth of their baby girl on Father’s day.

“I’m so happy and excited my baby is finally here!” Chantelle said.

“A month ago I couldn’t wait to have the baby as I was fed up of being pregnant but, as my due date got nearer, I decided I was actually happy for her to stay in there for a bit longer!”

“I actually put a full face of make-up on before I went to the hospital to give birth – I had to have my armour on so that I was ready for battle,” Chantelle said.

The former Celebrity Big Brother star had previously opened up about her fears over giving birth and her plans for pain relief.

“I’m going to have an epidural, but only when I really need it,” she said.

“I’m going to try and deal with the pain with gas and air for as long as I can so I can still feel when I need to push,” she added.

Chantelle also revealed how she plans to breastfeed her daughter.

“I’m intending to breastfeed, although my friend felt so self conscious about breastfeeding in public she didn’t go out for eight weeks,” she said.

The couple, who already confirmed they were expecting a girl, are yet to reveal their baby’s name.

Chantelle previously shared her thoughts on choosing a name. “There’s no name that I absolutely love. I don’t want a cute name, I want a really strong name,” she said.

Any guesses what name they might have chosen?

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