Cara De La Hoyde ‘wanted to die’ during ‘horrific’ labour

She welcomed a daughter in July

Cara De La Hoyde

by Marianna Manson |
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Love Island’s Cara De La Hoyde has opened up about the difficult birth of her second child, admitting to followers that the pain was so intense she “wanted to die”.

Cara, who married Nathan Massey after meeting on Love Island in 2016, opened up about the ordeal during an Instagram Q&A with fans after a fan said she was scared of giving time for the second time.

“So was I, so much more than with [her son] Fred,” she agreed. “I think it’s because you know what to expect this time and how much it hurts.

“But honestly was a lot easier. Like I still wanted to die but it didn’t seem as bad after the first time."

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Zara Holland: Love Island 2016

Zara was Miss Great Britain when she appeared on the show in 2016, but had her title cruelly ripped from her when she slept with Alex Bowen on the show. She then left the series.

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Malin Andersson: Love Island 2016

Malin, a makeup artist, likes "a man, not a boy", and starred on ITV's Take Me Out four years before Love Island but kept turning her light off because she was "way too fussy".After getting together with Terry Walsh, Malin was voted off the show. She then dramatically came back in to confront him after he then got with Emma Jane Woodhams.

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Cara de la Hoyde: Love Island 2016

Cara got together with Nathan Massey on the show, and the two have a baby - Freddie - together.

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Sophie Gradon: Love Island 2016

Sophie coupled up with Tom, then Katie Salmon after he left. She ended up leaving the show to be with Tom after getting together with Katie. All very confusing

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Olivia Buckland: Love Island 2016

Olivia got together with Alex Bowen on the show (after the Zara incident) and the two are now engaged to be married!

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Scott Thomas: Love Island 2016

Scott's brothers Adam and Ryan Thomas are huge soap stars but Scott wanted "to do it on his own". So he went on Love Island. Which makes sense.He got together with Kady McDermott on the show, but the pair have now split up.

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Tom Powell: Love Island 2016

Tom got together with Sophie on the show, but was voted off the island. Poor Tom.

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Nathan Massey: Love Island 2016

Nathan now has a baby with Cara de la Hoyde. Adorbs.

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Rykard Jenkins: Love Island 2016

Rykard walked out of the show after Rachel Felton, who he was coupled up with, was voted out.

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“I would have taken all the pain relief I could if I could have, with both by the time I decided what I wanted it was too late. I’m not one for all this hypnobirthing I don’t want any pain relief bo--ocks. That's deffo things you hear from a first-time mum.

“If you’ve done it and felt it, you want all the drugs they can give you.”


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Cara gave birth to their daughter, Delilah, back in July, two years after welcoming Freddy, and admitted the “terrible twos” were living up to their reputation with their eldest.

Speaking back in May about pregnancy during a pandemic, Cara said, "This pregnancy has been so different – so many emotions and things that none of us could have ever expected.

"I’m excited to see our baby, but also very anxious about going to the hospital on my own, which is obviously a possibility now for the birth depending how long this [social distancing] continues.”

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