Saturday 16 December 2017

Sile Seoige on expecting her first child: 'I'm not nervous about the delivery - there's still so much to do!'

Sile Seoige
Sile Seoige
Sile Seoige with boyfriend Damien O'Farrell
Sile Seoige announced her pregnancy in February.
Melanie Finn

Melanie Finn

Sile Seoige has revealed how she had to pay an unexpected visit to the Coombe maternity hospital with pregnancy concerns.

However, it turned out that everything was fine with her little one and Sile has paid tribute to staff at the hospital.

The TV presenter (38), who is in her third trimester, got concerned after feeling reduced movement, sparking a visit for a reassurance scan.

"I thought it was a scare but then I realised there was nothing to worry about," she told the Herald.

Sile Seoige with boyfriend Damien O'Farrell
Sile Seoige with boyfriend Damien O'Farrell

"The baby had basically moved position and I wasn't used to the fact that there was less sensation, because of where the placenta was lying. I was really glad I went and got it checked out.

"The staff were so reassuring as I didn't want to be fussing unnecessarily. I felt fantastic when they told me everything was fine."

Sile is eagerly awaiting the arrival of her first baby with boyfriend Damien O'Farrell.

"I'm doing really good. I'm in the home straight now and I can't get over how quickly the time goes.

Sile Seoige announced her pregnancy in February.
Sile Seoige announced her pregnancy in February.

"I'm 33 weeks now so I'm feeling like, 'Ah there's still so much to do'," she said.

"But everyone I've spoken to who has kids seems to feel the same way."

As well as lots of pre-natal yoga, Sile - who is a qualified yoga teacher herself - has been spending time doing aqua aerobics.

"I was walking loads but, when the temperatures are so high, it's harder as I feel like I'm carrying a heavy load," she said.

"I find the heat is a bit of a struggle but I love doing yoga or being down in the pool. The sensation of being in the water is lovely, you get that weightless feeling."

Sile added says she is more excited than anxious when her thoughts turn towards the birth.

"I'm not nervous about the day itself and, anytime I start to feel like that, I just take a breath and tell myself that all will be grand," she said. "Information is power. In the last few weeks I'm soaking up all I can in terms of labour and it's great when you hear some really fabulous stories."

Herald

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