Sunday 11 December 2016

Pamela Flood: 'My third pregnancy at 45 was easiest by a mile'

Published 26/01/2016 | 07:31

Pamela Flood with baby Gracie
Pamela Flood with baby Gracie

Pamela Flood showed off her adorable new baby Gracie and revealed that her third pregnancy at 45 was "the easiest by a mile".

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The TV presenter (45), who has had all three babies in her early 40s, has said that she's "so happy" with her and Ronan Ryan's (right) new arrival seven weeks ago.

"You are more relaxed with number three," she said. "Also, I'm savouring every second of it, because I know - absolutely, definitely - she's the last."

Looking every inch the glowing new mum, the former Miss Ireland said that she's even enjoying the midnight feeds, as she knows that the baby years all go "in a flash".

Pamela Flood
Pamela Flood

The well-known presenter, who also has Harrison (4) and Elsie (2), is clearly enjoying being an older mum.

"She was definitely the easiest pregnancy and, by a mile, the best delivery - even though I wouldn't say I had bad deliveries with the other two - but she was great," she continued.

"I was induced on her, I had her a week early and, from the time we started the process - from the drip and breaking my waters - she came two hours later. And for the first hour of that, all I did was laugh. I was on the gas. I was crying, laughing, going 'this is the way to have a baby!'. It was perfect, it was wonderful."

Later this year will see her putting her experience to a practical use, as she's filming a new TV3 show on older mums which goes into pre-production in April.

Top of the world: Ronan Ryan and Pamela Flood at their new cafe, Counter Culture. Photo: Gerry Mooney
Top of the world: Ronan Ryan and Pamela Flood at their new cafe, Counter Culture. Photo: Gerry Mooney

"It's all to be nailed down really. We're just throwing everything out there and we really want to cover the good and the bad," she added.

"But there's so much to it, there's so many elements to it, the whole physicality of the pregnancy when you're older. Just everything, good and bad."

She came under fire from online trolls last summer for misconstrued comments about motherhood and described it as a "baptism of fire" when it comes to social media.

Speaking at the launch for the Aldi Baby & Toddler event on Wednesday, she said doesn't get bothered by comments any more, explaining: "I was really hurt by it - for about two days - and then I just had this kind of epiphany and said, 'Oh my God, this is ridiculous'. These people are obviously hateful kind of people."

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