Monday 23 October 2017

Baby helped my husband, says Foden

Una Foden told how the birth of their son helped rugby player husband Ben Foden overcome a serious injury
Una Foden told how the birth of their son helped rugby player husband Ben Foden overcome a serious injury

Saturdays star Una Foden has revealed how the birth of their son, Tadhg, helped rugby player husband Ben get over a serious injury.

The couple who already have a daughter, Aoife, celebrated his arrival earlier this month just as Ben Foden faced the prospect of surgery on a serious knee injury.

The singer told Hello! Magazine: " The lead up to the birth was so hard because at one point it looked like Ben was going in for surgery the week that I was due".

She said: "I was heartbroken for Ben and a lot of tears were shed but we work as a team and the upside is that he's been able to spend so much time with Tadhg."

Ben said he "abandoned" his wife as soon as his son arrived, saying: " I did my own check on him and cut the cord, as I had done with Aoife. Again, that was an incredible experience. I held him for a while, then lifted him onto Una for that amazing skin-to-skin contact."

He also explained why they gave him a traditional Irish name, saying: " We were going over names for ages and I'd suggested Ty, which I really liked, when Una said, 'There's an Irish name that's very similar,'.

"As soon as she said it, I thought, 'That's cool.' With Una being Irish and Aoife having a traditional Irish name, it seemed fitting."

Una said: " Tadhg is quite common in Ireland so when people go on about how hard it is to match the pronunciation with the spelling, I say 'Just think, every time you say it, you're learning a new language and culture because you're speaking a bit of Gaelic'."

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