EMMA WILLIS, who is a host on The Voice Kids UK 2019 and fronts her own show, Delivering Babies, has opened up about a traumatic moment during childbirth as she admitted in hindsight she should have “faced the fear” amid her husband Matt Willis’ heartfelt declaration.
Emma Willis, 43, spoke candidly about her role as a midwife for the television series Emma Willis: Delivering Babies. The Voice Kids host, who has three children with Busted singer Matt Willis, 36, – Isabelle, 10, Ace, seven, and Trixie, three – admitted she would have reassessed her options after the birth of her eldest daughter. Talking about the delivery, she said it was the birth of Isabelle, where she had to have stitches, which made her opt for Caesarean sections with her younger children. Speaking to The Times, Emma divulged: “After my last birth I did slightly think maybe I should have faced that fear (of childbirth) and tried to conquer it.
“But my children are all here safely and you have to do whatever’s right for you at the time.”
Admitting just how traumatic her first birth to Isabelle was, she said that she had “a lot” of stitches and wasn’t able to sit down for 12 weeks.
The British TV personality spent three months training as a maternal care assistant (MCA) for Delivering Babies and completed two 13-hour shifts a week, making tea and also other less exciting jobs.
Emma explained how she performed the job even when the cameras were not filming but admitted to feeling like an “imposter”.
She said: “A lot of your job is cleaning up blood after someone has given birth and cleaning beds and sheets. People would be, like, ‘Oh! You’re actually using that mop.’
“You feel like an impostor. People are looking at you thinking, ‘Who’s this joker off the telly who thinks she can do this job?’”
Her candid interview comes just after her husband Matt took to Instagram and paid a heartfelt tribute to his wife as he dubbed the ITV star “Wonder Woman.”
The Busted singer shared a snap of the couple together on their summer break in Ibiza.
He could be seen with his arm wrapped around Emma, who sported a pair of the comic book hero Wonder Woman swimming goggles.
In view of his 382,000 followers, he captioned the post: “My very own Wonder Woman!” followed by a kiss-faced emoji.
Meanwhile, last month the presenter said she doesn’t intend on having anymore children with husband Matt.
Appearing on This Morning alongside Eamonn Holmes, 59, and Ruth Langsford, also 59, Emma said she was “blessed” to have her three children.
Ruth asked: “Being around babies has made you think about having another one?”
Emma shook her head and replied: “Nope! When we finished the first series of [Delivering Babies] it did make me quite broody.
“The immediate bubble that you’re in after you’ve had a baby and everything is just incredible, you see these little babies and help out, change them, help with feeding, it brings back the amazing memories.”
Referring to her three little ones, Emma finished: “Do you know what? I’ve got three and I’m very blessed.”
I should have faced that fear