Friday 20 July 2018

Laura Tobin brings her baby into Good Morning Britain studio

Charlotte arrived months before her due date last year.

Laura Tobin's baby arrived three months before her due date last year (Ian West/PA)
Laura Tobin's baby arrived three months before her due date last year (Ian West/PA)
Laura Tobin's baby daughter came early (Ian West/PA)

By Sherna Noah, Press Association Senior Entertainment Correspondent

Good Morning Britain’s weather presenter Laura Tobin brought her baby into the TV studio and told of her dramatic early birth.

Charlotte arrived three months before her due date last year.

Tobin, 36, told the ITV show: “I came into work and I just thought, I don’t feel very well. I feel a little bit achy, a little bit tired and I was a little bit hot…

“Dr Hilary (Jones) basically said the baby wants to come today.”

Tobin added: “We’re really lucky she didn’t have any major complications. She just decided she wanted to come early.”

She said that Charlotte sleeps through the night, but added: “No-one told you how hard it is, being a parent.”

The weather presenter said that the early birth “was a huge shock”.

“We had nothing ready. But that didn’t really matter because we spent pretty much the whole time in hospital,” she said.

Tobin, whose daughter was only 2.5lbs when she was born, will be returning to work in two months.

“I didn’t know anything about premature babies… They live in an incubator and you grow them as if they would inside your belly… She was on oxygen for a really, really long time… It just means she is really susceptible to coughs and colds.”

And she told viewers why she called her daughter Charlotte – and it is not because of fellow Good Morning Britain presenter Charlotte Hawkins.

“She’s called Charlotte because my husband proposed to me in a town in Germany called Charlottenburg,” she said.

“Her middle name is Blossom because when I was pregnant the blossom was out and I thought it looked nice.”

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