Amy Childs ‘thought she was going to die’ in labour as she reveals the name of newborn girl

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Going into labour can be one of the most scary but exciting moments in a woman’s life, as Amy Childs discovered when she welcomed her little girl into the world two weeks ago.

(Photo: Getty)
(Photo: Getty)

The former ‘The Only Way is Essex’ star had her first child with her partner Bradley Wright on April 30 and admitted the experience was ‘terrifying’ and that she ‘thought she was going to die’ during the labour.

In a new interview with OK! Magazine, Amy revealed she decided to have an epidural 18 hours after her contractions started.

“The pain was getting worse. I was told that some people don’t dilate and you can have a four-day labour,” she told the publication.

She went on: “At 9pm, 18 hours into my labour, I finally agreed to it. I really wanted to go pain-free, but after 18 hours the nurse suggested I should have an epidural.

“Labour was terrifying. I thought I was going to die; I’m not going to lie to you, it was horrific.

“I just had no idea it would be so painful.”

Amy had to have stitches after she gave birth to the little tot, who they decided to name Polly.

Speaking about the couple’s choice of name, she said that they decided to go against the current celebrity trend of giving their baby a ridiculous name…

“Her full name is Polly Childs-Wright. We liked the traditional names. Before the birth we liked India…. Another name was Elsie, but she definitely isn’t an Elsie.

“Brad suggested Polly first. It’s a bit unusual.”

Not as unusual as Bear, thankfully!


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