Millie Mackintosh and her husband Hugo Taylor, 33, welcomed their daughter Sienna on 1 May.

The 30 year old former Made In Chelsea star has now opened up on welcoming her daughter via C-section and how she was nervous about giving birth during the coronavirus pandemic.

However, the new mum admitted that despite her nerves, Sienna’s arrival into the world was a "smooth and positive" experience, with Hugo by her side throughout.

Millie shared her birthing experience on Instagram as she shared a picture of herself gazing down on her daughter for the very first time, as Hugo beamed as he crouched down beside his gorgeous family.

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Millie wrote: “My Birth Experience – Despite my final trimester landing smack bang in the middle of a global pandemic, I feel very lucky that Sienna’s arrival into the world was a hugely positive experience for me.

“The usual fears around the birth of my daughter were magnified by not knowing if Hugo could be there to hold my hand, I was terrified about potentially catching the virus and I had no idea what to expect in Hospital with the UK in the throes of this pandemic.

“Sienna was breach so there was no choice but to have a C-section. I was nervous about the surgery, so I did Hypnobirthing tailored around a Caesarean delivery.

“I listened to a track by @themindfulbirthgroup every night before bed to mentally prepare myself for what was to come, and I listened to the same track before I went into theatre which immediately got me into a good head space.

“Sienna’s arrival couldn’t have gone more smoothly thanks to the amazing doctors, nurses and midwives at Chelsea and Westminster hospital. Hugo was by my side, I had classical music playing, and before I knew it my daughter was being placed on my chest for skin to skin cuddles.

“I found pregnancy to be such a surreal experience, it was only in that moment in theatre that it hit me how real this all was. I was now a mother, Hugo a father and our daughter was safely here, breathing gently on my chest.

“Because I was lying flat on the operating table I couldn’t quite see Sienna’s face, so I asked Hugo to hold her. That image of him holding her for the first time will stay etched in my memory forever.

“All ten fingers, all ten toes and curious little eyes blinking back at us.

“Any new mother’s anxieties are valid, especially when the world’s in some form of lock down, but I’ve really looked to the positives and as a result, I’ve treasured the time I’ve had with Sienna, for the three of us to navigate our new life together without interruptions and using it as an opportunity to enjoy every precious moment of this very special new chapter of our lives.”

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Millie’s followers praised her and thanked her for sharing her birthing story.

Some people wrote: “Amazing story! Thank you for sharing Millie” and: “This is so beautiful.”

Another wrote: “I knew you two were meant for each other. Congratulations to you both. Shes beautiful.” [sic]

And a fourth follower wrote: “Yay! Wel done super mummy, so so happy for you and so pleased you had a positive experience! Amazing job! xx." [sic]

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