Holly Willoughby reveals plans for fourth child: “I love giving birth”

The This Morning presenter has opened up about childbirth

Holly Willoughby

by Francesca Battson |
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Holly Willoughby has revealed that for her, childbirth wasn't all about screaming and testing your pain threshold.

Speaking to The Sun, Holly explained that you only ever hear one side to women giving birth, and that is how painful it is.

However, the 35 year old wants to let mums-to-be know there is more to childbirth than that one side, she says: “Don’t get me wrong, there is pain, but it is pain in a different way.

“I have never felt more alive than after I had given birth, and I don’t know what else compares to that.”

Holly already has three children with her husband Dan Baldwin, 40, but has revealed that she loves the buzz of being pregnant, and wants to give Harry, seven, Belle, five and 20-month-old Chester another sibling.

Explaining that she loves giving birth – and admits that it sounds weird – the TV presenter confessed: “I don’t want that area of my life to be over because it makes me sad to think I’d not be doing it again.

“I love being pregnant and I love having babies.”

Holly is releasing her own book about being a mum called Truly Happy Baby: It Worked For Me, which shares her tips and advice based on personal experiences for other parents.

Speaking about why she wanted to release a book about parenting, the mum-of-three explained that when she had her first child, there were plenty of things she didn’t expect and wondered why no one had told her.

“By the time I had my third child I felt like I had a really good spectrum of different children and different ­experiences and it felt like it was time to write it all down,” she explained.

Holly’s youngest, Chester, was born with reflux – meaning he often spat up milk – and even though she had previously had two children, Holly admitted this was her biggest challenge.

The blonde beauty revealed that he was not feeding and was screaming and crying all the time, and she felt like she had never had a baby before because she was “just desperate for him”.

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