Amanda Holden Nearly Died Giving Birth

Hollie Rose arrived on Monday by C-section

Amanda Holden is no stranger to heartbreak, having suffered a late miscarriage in her last pregnancy. When she revealed she was pregnant again last year, the world was watching and hoping it would work out…and it has!

Amanda Holden with her daughter Lexi, before her latest pregnancy. Photograph via Daily Mail.

Hollie Rose was born on Monday by Caesarean section, weighing 6lb 1oz. She is reported to be healthy but is being looked after in the Special Care unit.

However, the birth didn’t go exactly as planned. 40-year-old Amanda was admitted to hospital on Sunday, reportedly for observation, and her family have now revealed that she nearly died while giving birth to a sibling for her first daughter Lexi.

When Lexi was born, Amanda had a low-lying placenta which blocked the birth canal, and meant a C-section was essential.

Hollie’s story has not yet been released, but the media was informed that Amanda had lost a great deal of blood, and is currently being looked after in Intensive Care. While friends and family did admit that they were not sure when she would be released, the family announced the birth with a positive statement.

“Hollie Rose Hughes was born on January 23, 2012. She is healthy and weighed in at 6lb1oz, but Amanda has been in critical condition for the last 3 days. She is now stable, and we expect her to make a full recovery very soon. We thank you for respecting our privacy at this time.”

One thing is for sure – we can’t wait to see Amanda up and about with her new baby!