Harry Potter actress Jessie Cave has welcomed her third child with partner Alfie Brown.
The 33 year-old, who appeared in three films from the Harry Potter franchise, is already mum to Donnie, six, and daughter Margot, four, with comedian Brown, and posted the news of the 'extreme' birth to her Instagram account.
Cave - who is also a successful cartoonist and comedian - gave birth to baby boy Abraham in the early hours of Wednesday morning (21st October) and told her 139k followers that it was a 'humbling' and 'terrifying' experience.
❤️ Abraham “Bam” Benjamin ❤️ Our baby boy was born in the early hours yesterday morning just 40 mins after my waters were broken. Slightly extreme but so were his kicks throughout the pregnancy! This has been a very different experience to my first two births... much more humbling, terrifying and out of my control. We are currently in the neo natal unit but he’s a strong boy and it’s the safest place for him right now. The midwives (Magda & Daisy) and the doctors and neo natal nurses have been amazing (our first one to welcome us into the ward was named Rosaria and she was extremely comforting). Thank you for all the cosmic well wishes. 🙏🙏🙏 Thank you to @alfiebrowncomedian for being so wonderful (again) and taking this picture in the seconds after he was born and just moments before he was wheeled away out of our arms... honestly one of the hardest moments of my life.... hopefully he will be with us soon and it will be even more perfect ❤️. And BIG LOVE AND RESPECT for all the mothers who’ve experienced the neonatal unit before us, along with us. 🤞🤞🤞🤞🤞🤞🤞 #NHS
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Revealing that her newborn son had to be taken into the neonatal unit soon after the birth, she described it as 'one of the hardest moments of my life,' but explained that it was the safest place for her 'strong boy' right now.
She wrote: '❤️ Abraham “Bam” Benjamin ❤️ Our baby boy was born in the early hours yesterday morning just 40 mins after my waters were broken. Slightly extreme but so were his kicks throughout the pregnancy!
'This has been a very different experience to my first two births... much more humbling, terrifying and out of my control.'
Cave thanked the medical staff who had assisted her during the delivery, as well as Brown, who she said had been 'wonderful' throughout the traumatic process.
The couple have been together on and off for 6 years, after Cave found out she was pregnant with their first child Donnie after the pair shared a one night stand.
Their relationship has been the focus of two of Cave's one-woman shows, firstly 2015 Edinburgh Festival Fringe comedy hit I Loved Her, and then her sell-out show Sunrise (2018), where she explored their break-up and co-parenting life.
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