Amanda Holden did not see new baby Hollie Rose for three days after birth
Amanda Holden did not see her newborn baby daughter for the first three days of her life, it was revealed last night.
The Britain’s Got Talent judge, 40, went into labour a month early on Monday and her baby Hollie Rose was delivered later that day by emergency caesarean.
She was kept apart from newborn daughter for three days while she recovered in intensive care in hospital, where she was deemed to be in a ‘critical condition’.
Separated: Amanda Holden did not see her baby Hollie Rose for three days after the birth
Last night, a source told the Daily Mail said Miss Holden was ‘stable’, adding: ‘Amanda is still extremely woozy – she has been under heavy sedation following Hollie’s birth.
‘She was in intensive care for three days, you definitely cannot bring a newborn into intensive care, so Wednesday night was the first time she could have met Hollie after doctors judged that she was stable.’
Miss Holden had gone to hospital after filming auditions for the ITV talent show, and the source added: ‘It was a life threatening situation. There was huge loss of blood and Amanda had to have a number of transfusions. She lost several pints of blood.’
Critical: The 40-year-old, pictured at BGT auditions last week, has been under heavy sedation
Miss Holden’s husband, record producer Chris Hughes yesterday thanked hospital staff for their care.
Their spokeswoman Alison Griffin said: ‘Chris would like to thank all the medical staff and everyone who has been involved in Amanda's care. They have all been absolutely fantastic.’
Hollie Rose weighed in at just over six pounds and was described as ‘healthy’. She was put into an incubator briefly following her birth, but a source said this was ‘routine’.
Gratitude: Her husband Chris Hughes publicly thanked medical staff today for their care
For Miss Holden, the arrival of her
little girl marked the end of a turbulent year in which she suffered
the loss of her son, who was born stillborn last February when she was
seven months pregnant.
She already has a six-year-old daughter, Lexi. Complications during that pregnancy with a low lying placenta meant she gave birth by caesarean section.
Miss Holden is now expected to stay in hospital until at least the end of the week.
Growing brood: Amanda and Chris are already parents to Lexi
Speaking at the National Television Awards on Wednesday night, her fellow Britain’s Got Talent judge David Walliams revealed that he and the rest of the panel were 'worried' when they found out that Miss Holden wasn't very well.
'It's fantastic news,' he said of the birth. 'We were all worried when we were doing the show after hearing she was in hospital.’
Simon Cowell tweeted that he was ‘thrilled’ for his co-star.