"This is enough" – Stacey Solomon reveals why daughter Rose is her last baby
She is the proud mum of four beautiful children.
And now Stacey Solomon has revealed she is all done – and that baby Rose, who was born in October, will be her last baby.
The TV star, who is also mother to three-year-old Rex with fiance Joe Swash, and sons Zachary (13) and Leighton (nine) from previous relationships, has been open about suffering several miscarriages before falling pregnant with her daughter.
And now after welcoming her little girl, the Loose Women panellist has revealed that their family is complete.
She told the Mail on Sunday’s You magazine: “We have to live within our means.
“We want to be the best parents we can. And when we were trying to have this baby, it wasn’t the process we thought it would be, so we were just so grateful to even get pregnant.
“I don’t want to push it any more. This is enough.”
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The 32-year-old also talked about her home birth with baby Rose, saying:
“The birth was incredible. I knew deep down I would love to have her at home. It meant I could be with Joe the whole time and my mum could be with me, too. She’s been there for every one of the boys being born."
“I felt strange but not in full-blown labour. I wanted to make sure everything was OK. We drove to the community hospital nearby, where I’d had my appointments with the midwives.
“They examined me and told Joe to pull the car around and they’d follow us home.
“It turned out I was 8cm dilated, so they broke my waters at home and, after around 40 minutes of crazy contractions, Rose was in our arms.”
She added: “I just felt on the biggest high. I haven’t always had that rush after birth – in fact, it has been the opposite.
“But I think there was something about feeling in control and being at home, and the sun shining through my bedroom window… It just felt so surreal. I couldn’t stop smiling.”
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The mum-of-four also spoke about what it was like falling pregnant with her first son at 17, and how she never even realised until late in her pregnancy that she was – indeed – pregnant.
“I’ve never been a super-skinny girl and I worked in a chippy, so I was eating a lot of saveloys," she said.
“I finished them up at the end of my shift, so they didn’t go to waste. Genuinely, I just thought ‘God, I’ve got to lay off the food.’“At that age I wasn’t tracking my periods. I didn’t even click.”
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It turned out Solomon was already 24 weeks pregnant.
“I could have had an abortion. We went to the clinic to see what my options were," she told the magazine.
“It was definitely something I considered because I thought my life would be over.
“That sounds awful and I feel guilty about it every day because Zach’s incredible, but it is what it is. I wouldn’t judge anyone for going through with it. It was just something I couldn’t do.”
“If I hadn’t had Zachary, would I have pushed myself as hard as I’ve done over the past 13 years? I don’t know that I would. So, ultimately, that decision to have him has made my life.”