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Gemma Atkinson shares 'reality' of C-section recovery as she shows candid belly snaps months apart

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Gemma Atkinson has been praised by fans for sharing the 'reality' of her own C-section recovery. The Hits Radio host has made no secret of the good and the bad when it comes to welcoming children into the world.

Bury-born Gemma and her dancer beau Gorka Marquez welcomed their first child. daughter Mia, back in 2019. But it was a dramatic birth which left her needing an emergency cesarean when Mia's heart rate dropped after every contraction.

Hours after Mia's arrival, attention quickly turned to the new mum as she began to haemorrhage with Strictly Come Dancing star Gorka previously speaking about the horror of seeing his fiance covering bed sheets in blood.

Gemma later praised the 'incredible' NHS staff at the Royal Bolton Hospital who saved her after the ordeal-filled childbirth. READ MORE: Rochelle Humes says she's 'not felt herself' after husband Marvin's hot-under-the-collar request Join our WhatsApp Top Stories and Breaking News group by clicking this link And last year, the couple excitedly welcomed their second child, son Thiago, into the world and while Gemma was hoping for a Vaginal birth after caesarean section [VBAC], she ended up having to have a second C-section and while it wasn't planned, it was a much more relaxing experience compared to the first and saw Gemma reunited with the same surgeon who delivered Mia.

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