Lauren Goodger has shared the suspected cause of her tragic newborn’s sudden death.
Lorena, who weighed 9lb, sadly passed away only minutes after being born despite 10 doctors’ best attempts to save her life.
The former TOWIE star had a “textbook pregnancy” without complications and has a one-year-old named Larose with her partner Charles Drury.
After her waters broke on July 6, the 35-year-old was advised to stay at home under the watch of her midwife, who had delivered her first child.
Two days later during a routine check-up however, the heartbeat could not be found and the midwife called an ambulance.
Goodger was taken to the delivery suite of her nearest hospital. Following a two-hour labour, she delivered Lorena who allegedly had a low heart rate.
The reality star said the hospital room then became filled with doctors who performed chest compressions on the newborn and gave her adrenaline.
Soon after, they were given the devastating news. Explaining to OK!, Goodger said:
“The cord had two big knots in it and it was around her neck. They were doing chest compressions and giving her adrenaline and they couldn’t get a heartbeat.
“I couldn’t get my head around it because eight, nine hours earlier, she had a heartbeat, I heard it.”
“The doctor who treated Larose came over to me and said, ‘We haven’t managed to get a heartbeat. I’m so sorry.’ I was like, ‘What? What do you mean? She had a heartbeat yesterday of 150. She had a heartbeat last night, I don’t understand.’ But she said, ‘I know, but her cord was around her neck…’”
Truly horrific, our thoughts are with the family.