Billie Faiers' baby scare
- Bang Showbiz
- 30 April 2014
Pregnant 'TOWIE' star has revealed she collapsed and woke up to discover her baby wasn't moving
Billie Faiers collapsed and woke up to find her baby wasn't moving.
'The Only Way Is Essex' star is pregnant with her first child with fiancé Greg Shepherd and after collapsing at her pal's Harry Derbridge's birthday bash, she woke up the next morning to find the baby wasn't kicking like she routinely does around 6am.
Billie explained to Now magazine: "I felt a shudder coming over my whole body. It was like my body was shutting down - I had no control over any part of me.
"My ears were ringing. My head hit the table and I couldn't move. Then everything went down.
"[It lasted for] about five minutes. Then I could see, but I couldn't move. I was lifeless, my bones ached, but in my belly I could feel loads of rapid movement. I thought, 'Oh my god, my baby is in distress.' "
Although she didn't go to hospital, Billie went to bed and the next morning panicked when she realised she couldn't feel anything.
She said: "When you're pregnant you know your baby's routine of movement and every morning she'd wake me up. But I woke up at 6am and couldn't feel anything. I lay there for five minutes ... nothing. That's when I panicked, 'What if there's something wrong with the baby.'
"I was hysterical. I rang Sam and screamed, 'I cant feel the baby move!' "
Billie's mother, sister Sam and her boyfriend Joey Essex came over to see her and after about 40 minutes, much to Billie's relief, the baby kicked.
She added: "After about 40 minutes [she kicked]. They made me have tea and biscuits to stimulate something. My aunt had her hand on my belly and suddenly we felt a kick. It was the biggest relief ever. Only then did I ring Greg and tell him what had happened."