Saturday 15 December 2018

Erika Christensen reveals husband delivered newborn baby at home

The Swimfan and Traffic star said the baby came so fast they did not call the doctor in time.

Erika Christensen has revealed she gave birth at home with the help of her husband (Yui Mok/PA)
Erika Christensen has revealed she gave birth at home with the help of her husband (Yui Mok/PA)

By Laura Harding, Press Association Senior Entertainment Correspondent

Parenthood actress Erika Christensen has revealed her husband delivered their newborn daughter at home because they did not call the doctor in time.

The actress, 35, shared a photograph on Instagram of herself cradling the baby, named Polly, while husband Cole Maness rests his head on her shoulder.

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It happened! It happened this morning. And it will go down in family history because babygirl’s own, incredible Dad delivered her all by himself. My fault, as I didnt know she would come so quickly and didn’t call the doc until far too late. He came straight over and arrived about one minute after she joined us in the world. Haha! My Mom too. You should’ve seen their faces when they walked in to hear her little wail. Mom immediately took this picture. So epic. 9:21a (we think) at 7lbs 8oz (we think). 😆 Doc didn’t have time to grab the baby scale in his rush. Meet Ms. Polly. She’s chubby-cheeked and rosy and so beautiful. ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️

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She wrote: “It happened! It happened this morning. And it will go down in family history because babygirl’s own, incredible Dad delivered her all by himself.

“My fault entirely as I didnt know she would come so quickly and didn’t call the doc until far too late. He came straight over and arrived about one minute after she joined us in the world. Haha! My Mom too.

“You should’ve seen their faces when they walked in to hear her little wail. Mom immediately took this picture. So epic. 9:21a (we think) at 7lbs 8oz (we think).

“Doc didn’t have time to grab the baby scale in his rush. Meet Ms. Polly. She’s chubby-cheeked and rosy and so beautiful.”

The couple are already parents to another daughter named Shane, who was born in June 2016.

Press Association

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