Exclusive: Natalie Pinkham opens up about newborn daughter


TV presenter Natalie Pinkham has spoken for the first time of her joy following the unusual birth of daughter Willow Mirela.

Welcoming HELLO! into the West London home she shares with husband Owain Walbyoff and 18-month-old son Wilf, for an exclusive interview and photoshoot, Natalie also revealed how losing Willow's twin in pregnancy and suffering a string of medical complications after her birth has made her change her mind about having any more children.


Natalie opened up about her daughter's unusual birth

Introducing eight-week-old Willow, who was born at West Middlesex Hospital on June 20, weighing 7lbs 14oz, Natalie, 37, tells HELLO!: "She's a little miracle and her coming into our lives has made our family complete."

In the interview the presenter tells of how the couple were blow away by Willow's "unbelieveable" birth via a pioneering natural caesarean.

However following the birth her body went into shock after contracting Operative Ileus and pre-eclapmsia and Natalie, who had a dramatic birth with her son Wilf, was forced to stay in and out of hospital for weeks.

The F1 Sky Sports presenter tells HELLO!: "We always thought we'd have three or four kids as we both have big families and loads of cousins. But the first time things went wrong with Wilf I thought, 'That's weird.' The second time, 'Okay, there's a pattern here.' The third, you're asking for trouble, aren't you?


"I feel lucky to have two children, a boy and a girl. I would be pushing that luck if I went for a third."

Natalie and Owain have given their daughter the middle name Mirela, after the Romanian orphan that inspired her campaign to end the institutionalization of orphans with Hope for Homes, and who died in 2014.

"We were always sure that our daughter's middle name would be Mirela," she explains. "I wanted Mirela's legacy to live on and I wanted Willow and Wilf to grow up knowing the concept of how lucky they are. It's luck where you're born and unfortunately it can determine what your future holds."

Read the full interview in HELLO! out now.

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