LOVE Island star Cara De La Hoyde has given birth to a baby girl with husband Nathan Massey after being rushed into early labour.
On Saturday the 30-year-old reality star was rushed to hospital to be induced after being diagnosed with pre eclampsia.
The Sun Online can now reveal that Cara went into labour in the early hours of this morning [28 July], and their first daughter arrived soon after at 5.45am.
A source told us: "Nathan and Cara couldn't be more thrilled; her waters broke early this morning and not long after they had their little girl."
Proud Nathan called his wife a "hero" as he announced the birth on his Instagram page today – admitting that it'd been an "emotional" morning.
He said in a video post: "Hi guys, just to let everyone know that Cara delivered our beautiful baby daughter this morning, she did an absolutely fantastic job.
"I just want to say, Cara you are a hero. Really, really emotional this morning – everything is good, Cara's doing great, the baby's doing great.
"I just want to say one thing – us blokes could never in a million years go through what women do, so every woman that gives birth hats off to you because I don't think us geezers have the pain threshold.
"So massive congratulations to Cara, you've done a fantastic job and the baby's great and Cara's great – welcome to the world, my little daughter."
He added in the caption: "Welcome to the world our little princess !!!! 💓 can’t wait to spend our lives together !!!
"@cara_delahoyde your a legend , delivered our baby safe and sound !!! What a trooper you are !!! Hats off to all the pregnant women I salute you x 💓💓💓💓
"I would like to thank all the staff and midwifes at Darenth Valley Hospital can’t thank you guys enough ! Your all un sung hero’s 💓💓💓 @nhswebsite".
Reps for the couple added to The Sun: "The Can Group are pleased to announce that Cara Delahoyde-Massey and her husband Nathan have given birth to a beautiful baby girl at Darenth Valley Hospital at 5:45am on July 28th, 2020.
"Mum and baby are both doing well, and the couple would like to thank the hospital for the amazing care, and a special thanks to their midwife Teresa."
Cara and Nathan, both 28, met on the second series of Love Island in 2016, which they went on to win.
They split the following year – just a month before Cara revealed that she was pregnant with their first child, two-year-old son Freddie-George.
The couple soon reunited and married in July 2019, before revealing they were pregnant with their second in March this year.
Of her hospital dash, Cara's rep previously told The Sun: "Due to the pre eclampsia diagnosis, Cara has been admitted to hospital to be induced early for the safety of her and her baby.
"Her husband Nathan is with her in hospital at this time."
Posting a snap from her hospital bed with Nathan by her side, the couple wore face masks as they waited to be seen by a doctor.
Cara said: "Wonder how long we're going to be here."
What is pre-eclampsia?
Pre-eclampsia is a condition that affects pregnant women, usually after the 20-week mark or straight after their baby is delivered.
Early signs include having high blood pressure (hypertension) and protein in their urine (proteinuria).
Mild pre-eclampsia affects up to six per cent of pregnancies, while severe cases develop in up to two per cent.
The exact cause of the condition is currently unknown, but it’s thought to occur when there’s a problem with the placenta.
There are also several factors that increase the chance of developing the condition, including having a family history of it, being over 40 or expecting multiple babies.
She added: "Wild Saturday for mum & dad."
"How my weekends have changed," joked Nathan.
Cara was seen looking fed-up on Sunday evening as Nathan filmed her trying to focus on her breathing in her hospital bed while waiting to give birth.
He later shared a photo of himself with Freddie, updating fans: "So me and Fred are patiently waiting for his little sister to come along. No sign as of yet!"
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