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Lottie Ryan reveals son's premature birth was 'scariest thing' she’s ever been through

The radio presenter welcomed her first child, Wolf, eight weeks early
Lottie Ryan

Lottie Ryan

Clodagh Meaney

Lottie Ryan has revealed her son’s premature birth was the “scariest thing” she has ever been through.

The radio presenter welcomed her first child, Wolf, eight weeks early in June 2021.

"It was probably the scariest thing I have ever been through,” she told RSVP Live about the birth.

"I don’t mean scaremonger about labour because every mother’s experience is quite individual. My situation was unique to me but it was difficult.”

"You are responsible for another person’s life and that is a lot of pressure to have on your shoulders,” she said.

Lottie said she didn’t know she was in labour because she was only 33 weeks pregnant.

"I thought it couldn’t possibly be labour. I stayed at home a little bit longer than I should have because I didn’t think it was possible to spontaneously go into labour that early.”

"Thankfully, I got to the hospital on time but from the time I walked in the door to when he was born it was under two hours."

At the time, her son was in NICU for three weeks while she was in hospital for a while also.

More than six months since his birth, Lottie said her baby boy is thriving at home.

"If you looked at him now, you wouldn’t know. He is nearly the same height as me, for God’s sake! He is absolutely flying it."

In May she revealed to her Instagram followers that she had some complications during her pregnancy.

“Pregnancy is good and I am good, thank you,” she said in a candid Q&A session.

“It hasn’t been that way the whole way through, we’ve had complications but thankfully myself and baby are very healthy and very well so I’m very lucky.”

“I'm in the third [trimester] and I definitely feel like he needs to come out soon. I'm nervous but I'm more excited than I am nervous, so it's mixed emotions. Every day is different but overall just excited.”

The Dancing With The Stars champion announced her pregnancy in February 2021 and revealed that they told her family about the baby the previous Christmas.

“I think my mother nearly fainted, God bless her, because she thought there was no hope for me.”

"It was just absolutely amazing, especially in my family because I'm the first of the five kids to have a baby and for them the excitement is incredible and they are just over the moon with happiness."

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