Thursday 27 July 2017

Pippa O'Connor reveals she underwent 'emergency operation' to remove cyst at 10 weeks pregnant

Pippa O'Connor with her sons Ollie and Louis. Image: Instagram
Pippa O'Connor with her sons Ollie and Louis. Image: Instagram
Pippa O'Connor's baby son Louis
Pippa O'Connor, pictured with husband Brian Ormond and sons Louis and Ollie, in Dubai at Christmas
Pippa O'Connorat the launch of POCO by Pippa. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Amy Mulvaney

Amy Mulvaney

Pippa O'Connor has revealed that she underwent an "emergency operation" to remove a cyst when she was 10 weeks pregnant with her second child.

The model-turned-businesswoman revealed the news on her website, Pippa.ie, as she looked back at the past year, and said the experience was "very scary."

"I actually had an emergency operation when I was only 10 weeks pregnant with Louis," she began.

"I never mentioned it at the time as it was obviously very scary, plus nobody knew I was pregnant. I basically had a cyst that had to be removed immediately – it was huge, bigger than my fist."

Pippa O'Connor's baby son Louis
Pippa O'Connor's baby son Louis

Pippa (32) said that she was "extremely anxious" about having the keyhole surgery, and now she feels "incredibly lucky to have two healthy boys."

"I had to have a general anaesthetic and get keyhole surgery, not nice at the best of times but when you’re pregnant as well, I was extremely anxious. (Dr Peter Boylan in Holles St was just amazing) so after all that worry I just felt unbelievably lucky to now have two healthy boys."

The social media mogul welcomed her first child Ollie (now three) with husband Brian Ormond in April 2013, and gave birth to Louis in May 2016.

With a best-selling lifestyle book, the launch of her denim range POCO by Pippa and the successful expansion of her lifestyle empire, Pippa had her busiest year yet in 2016, and has "huge plans for the brand" in 2017.

Pippa O'Connor, pictured with husband Brian Ormond and sons Louis and Ollie, in Dubai at Christmas
Pippa O'Connor, pictured with husband Brian Ormond and sons Louis and Ollie, in Dubai at Christmas

The mother-of-two revealed in the post that she has a "big event in mind" for the year ahead, and would "love to write another book this year."

Something tells us that no matter what Pippa gets up to in 2017, it is no doubt going to be a roaring success.

Pippa O'Connorat the launch of POCO by Pippa. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Pippa O'Connorat the launch of POCO by Pippa. Picture: Brian McEvoy

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