Cara De La Hoyde gave birth to her second child, a daughter, with husband Nathan Massey.
The former Love Island star, 29, gave birth to ‘a beautiful girl’ on Tuesday mornings.
Cara was hospitalized on Saturday to be induced after doctors diagnosed her with preeclampsia, which causes high blood pressure and can kill both a woman and her unborn baby if left untreated.
Exciting: Cara De La Hoyde gave birth to her second child, a daughter, with husband Nathan Massey
Cara’s representatives told MailOnline, “ The Can Group is pleased to announce that Cara De La Hoyde-Massey and her husband Nathan gave birth to a beautiful girl at Darenth Valley Hospital at 5:45 am on July 28, 2020.
“The mother and baby are doing well, and the couple would like to thank the hospital for the wonderful care and special thanks to their midwife Teresa.”
Cara was admitted to hospital on Saturday after her midwife was diagnosed with preeclampsia.
Welcome! The former Love Island star, 29, gave birth to ‘a beautiful girl’ on Tuesday mornings
Early arrival: Cara was hospitalized on Saturday to be induced after doctors diagnosed her with preeclampsia, causing high blood pressure
“Everyone’s gone”: The TV personality shared several updates from the hospital during her delivery. Cara posted a photo of an empty hospital room
Oh baby! Excited dad-to-be Nathan shared a snapshot of herself and Cara in face masks prior to giving birth
WHAT IS PREECLAMPSY?
Preeclampsia is a serious complication during pregnancy.
It causes high blood pressure and signs of damage to other organs, usually the liver and kidneys.
In most women, preeclampsia starts after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
Even a slight rise in blood pressure can be a sign of the condition.
Left untreated, preeclampsia can lead to serious or fatal complications for the mother and her baby.
The Love Island star, who was 37 weeks pregnant, told fans last week how she was visiting a lead consultant to see what steps would be taken.
Cara shared a photo of her carrying her son Freddie and wrote a long caption describing the condition and praising her hospital and the NHS for their help.
In addition to the beautiful family photo, Cara wrote: ‘The past few days have been quite up and down, still not out of the woods …
“I have been diagnosed with ‘preeclampsia’ after my local midwife saw the signs at my appointment yesterday. Thank you everyone for all your messages of love and concern, I will see the chief advisor tomorrow to see what the next steps are …
Thanks again to the NHS and all the ladies @darent_valley_hospital. But seeing this face and knowing he’s going to be a big brother makes it all worthwhile. ‘
The couple, who already share two-year-old son Freddie, first announced that they expected in March.
Happy family: The couple, who already shares two-year-old son Freddie, first announced they were expecting in March
Cara discovered that she was pregnant while the couple were staying in a hotel in Leeds before waking Nathan, also 29, at five in the morning to tell him.
The TV personality revealed that she took two pregnancy tests before going for an early scan and expected to be born at home.
Cara took to Instagram to reveal the news with a snapshot of Nathan kissing her bump while kissing little Freddie.
She captioned the play: “We’re so excited to let you know our very diaper news in the latest @nieuw_magazine.”
New addition: TV personality revealed she took two pregnancy tests before going for an early scan and expected to be born at home
Flowering: Birth comes after Cara reveals she struggled with pregnancy during the global pandemic (pictured at 28 weeks pregnant)
Sparks immediately flew between the pair when they paired up on Love Island’s first day in 2016 – and remained a unit for the entire season.
The couple got married in June 2019 while in Kent, surrounded by family and friends, while Scarlett Lee of X Factor sang at the ceremony.
In an earlier interview with OK! magazine, Cara and Nathan revealed that they wanted to have a ‘large’ family, ideally with their first two children born together, then waiting for their offspring to go to school before having a third.
Big changes: In a candid post to her followers, the TV personality confessed that she feels she misses the best things to expect a baby and keeps forgetting that she has another child on the way amid all her other worries
The birth comes after Cara revealed that she struggled with pregnancy during the global pandemic.
In a candid post to her followers, the TV personality confessed that she feels she misses the best things to expect a baby and keeps forgetting that she has another child on the way amid all her other worries.
She wrote, “I still forget we have another one, and to be honest, I really don’t enjoy this pregnancy.
“It’s probably something I shouldn’t say out loud, but I just wanted to let other moms be if they feel the same as I do.
Beaming: In an earlier interview with OK! magazine, Cara and Nathan revealed they wanted to have a ‘big’ family, ideally with their first two children born together, then waiting for their offspring to go to school before having a third
Family time: Nathan and Cara, together with their son Freddie in the picture in Thailand, got married in Kent in July, surrounded by family and friends
“I’m sure the mothers brigade will moan and say I shouldn’t be selfish and I’m lucky to have a baby and a global crisis is going on.
“And I agree with all the statements, but it doesn’t take away from feeling robbed that I can enjoy this great time with my family and friends.
“Nothing I or anyone can do, just the way it is, but thank you for listening and hopefully we may be free by the time it almost appears.”
Intended to be: Sparks immediately flew between the pair when they got together on the first day of Love Island in 2016 – and remained an all-season unit