Lateysha Grace gives birth to a baby girl called Layke six weeks early after reality star was rushed to hospital with preeclampsia while Covid positive
Lateysha Grace has given birth to a baby girl six weeks before her due date.
The Valleys star, 29, took to Instagram on Saturday to share the news that she had welcomed Layke, weighing just 3.15 pounds, into the world, three days after she was rushed to hospital with preeclampsia and while Covid positive.
The reality star posted a snap of herself holding her newborn daughter and captioned the photo: ‘Welcome to the world @babylayke 04/03/2022 , 3.14 pounds . My little Angel baby 34 weeks.’
Lateysha Grace has given birth! The reality star took to Instagram on Saturday to reveal she had welcomed daughter Layke six weeks early after being rushed to hospital with preeclampsia while Covid positive
‘Angel baby’: The reality star captioned the photo: ‘Welcome to the world @babylayke 04/03/2022 , 3.14 pounds . My little Angel baby 34 weeks’
Lateysha also took to her Stories posting a black and white photo with Layke as Queen Naija’s song Mama’s Hand played in the background.
Tagging a new account for her daughter, she penned: ‘What a crazy last two weeks I’ve had, but she’s here and thriving. I love you @babylayke.’
In another photo showing her hospital bed and a closed curtain, Lateysha wrote: ‘Thanks to everyone for the well wishes, we’re honestly over the moon and can’t believe how amazing she is.
‘I’m going to take some time away from Instagram until I’m better. Love to you all.’
Baby Layke: Tagging a new account for her daughter, she penned: ‘What a crazy last two weeks I’ve had, but she’s here and thriving. I love you @babylayke’
‘I love you’: Lateysha also took to her Stories posting a black and white photo with Layke as Queen Naija’s song Mama’s Hand played in the background
‘Some time away’: In another photo showing her hospital bed and a closed curtain, Lateysha wrote: ‘Thanks to everyone for the well wishes, we’re honestly over the moon and can’t believe how amazing she is’
It comes after she was rushed to hospital with preeclampsia while also positive with Covid on Wednesday.
Lateysha asked her followers on Instagram to pray for her unborn baby.
She also critised the hospital for not taking her ‘more seriously’ when she was admitted with swelling a couple of weeks ago.
Worried: Lateysha was rushed to hospital with pre-eclampsia while also positive with Covid on Wednesday
Sharing a picture of her pregnant belly from her hospital bed, she wrote: ‘What’s meant to be the most exciting week for me has turned out to be the worst!’
Sharing a picture of her pregnant belly from her hospital bed, she wrote: ‘What’s meant to be the most exciting week for me has turned out to be the worst!
‘Honestly if anyone feels like they may have preeclampsia please get it checked out ASAP it’s so dangerous to you and your baby. I don’t know how long I’m going to be in here for but please just pray for my baby.’
Lateysha also listed a series of symptoms which are related to preeclampsia including headaches, vision issues, pain below the ribs, vommitting and swelling.
Baby news: Lateysha announced in December last year that she was pregnant with a second child
Thank you! She later thanked her fans for their prayers and well wishes – before adding that she had first visited the doctor two weeks ago with symptoms
She later thanked her fans for their prayers and well wishes – before adding that she had first visited the doctor two weeks ago with symptoms.
‘I wish I was taken more seriously when I went in with swollen feet two weeks ago. I don’t think it would be as severe as it currently is right now,’ she revealed.
‘And to top of all of this I have covid. I just have to be as strong as I can be for my baby.’
WHAT IS PRE-ECLAMPSIA?
Pre-eclampsia is a pregnancy complication that causes high blood pressure, which can be deadly for both a woman and her unborn baby if untreated.
It usually begins after 20 weeks of pregnancy in women whose blood pressure is typically normal.
The most effective treatment is an early delivery; usually via C-section.
However, this may not be best for the baby if it is early on in the pregnancy.
Pre-eclampsia affects about 25,000 women in England and Wales each year, and four per cent of pregnancies in the US.
It can have no symptoms if it develops gradually rather than coming on suddenly.
A blood pressure reading above 140/90 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg) on two occasions is usually the first sign.
Other symptoms may include:
- Severe headaches
- Blurred vision, temporary loss of sight or light sensitivity
- Upper abdominal pain, particularly under the ribs on the right side
- Nausea or vomiting
- Reduced urination
- Shortness of breath due to a build up of fluid in the lungs
Sudden weight gain, and swelling in the face and hands, are also symptoms, however, these can occur during normal pregnancies.
Pre-eclampsia is thought to begin in the placenta when its blood vessels narrow and do not react to hormones properly.
This reduces the amount of blood that flows through them.
Its underlying cause may be genetic, due to a problem with a woman’s immune system or existing blood vessel damage.
A woman is more at risk if she, or a member of her family, suffered from pre-eclampsia before.
The risk is also highest during the first pregnancy, and if a woman is over 40; obese; black; having a multiple birth, like twins; or conceived via IVF.
Existing medical conditions like high blood pressure, diabetes, migraines and kidney disease also raise the risk.
If untreated, pre-eclampsia can restrict a baby’s growth or cause it to be delivered early.
The placenta can also separate from the uterus wall, which can lead to severe bleeding.
A woman may also suffer seizures, organ damage and even heart disease as a result of untreated pre-eclampsia.
Although treatment is usually inducing labour, if it is too early to deliver the baby, medications may be prescribed to lower a woman’s blood pressure.
There is no clear advice on how to prevent pre-eclampsia, however, research suggests taking a low-dose of aspirin and calcium supplements may help.
Pregnant women should talk to their doctor before taking any drugs or supplements.
Source: Mayo Clinic
Lateysha revealed she’s pregnant with her second child in December.
She shared the happy news in an interview with Closer magazine, revealing she feels ‘blessed’ after having tried to conceive for over a year with her boyfriend of two-and-a -half years.
Lateysha admitted at the time that she is anxious about giving birth following the traumatic labour she experienced with her eldest child Wynter, where she had to undergo an emergency C-section.
Congratulations! Lateysha revealed she’s pregnant with her second child in December
Speaking about her quest for another child, Lateysha told the publication: ‘Every month I took a pregnancy test and it was negative – It was really starting to get me down, we stopped trying for a while, went on holiday for a break and when I came back I found out I was pregnant. I was so shocked!’
And following the difficult birth of Wynter in 2015, who she has from a previous relationship, Lateysha admitted the nerves kicked in when she found out the baby news.
She said: ‘It was horrendous – I was so scared, I really wanted a natural water birth but it didn’t work out. I’m hoping to go for a planned C-section this time – I don’t want to go through that again.’
Fears: Lateysha also admitted she’s anxious about giving birth following the traumatic labour she experienced with her eldest child Wynter (pictured together), where she had to undergo an emergency C-section
Lateysha first appeared on screens on The Valleys in 2012, a show following the raucous antics of hopefuls from across the industrialised valleys in South Wales, as they relocated to Cardiff with plans to make it in modelling, singing and club promoting.
The Port Talbot-born beauty, who had the words ‘Valleywood’ tattooed across her pubic bone, attempted to make it as a singer with her party piece being a lewd reworded version of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.
She went on to star in Celebrity Big Brother in 2016, and was left devastated when she was immediately evicted from the house by Jason Burrill – the series’ eventual winner – in a shocking task twist.
She’s also appeared on other TV projects including Million Dollar Baby and Celebrity Ex On The Beach.
No more: Lateysha first appeared on screens on The Valleys in 2012, a show following the raucous antics of hopefuls from across the industrialised valleys in South Wales (pictured in 2018)
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