Lucy Pargeter's pregnancy drama

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 30 May 2017
Lucy Pargeter

Lucy Pargeter

Lucy Pargeter was left terrified when her twins Missy and Betsy were born not breathing, her partner has revealed

Lucy Pargeter was left terrified when her twins were born not breathing.

The 'Emmerdale' actress and her partner Rudi Coleano welcomed Missy and Betsy into the world in April but revealed that the birth was drama-filled and there was a moment of terror when the girls were not breathing.

Rudi told OK! magazine: "There was a moment when they weren't breathing.

"They got handed over to the medical team straight away after they were born and they were manipulated to make sure their airways were clear."

Lucy, 40, also admitted the birth left her "gutted" because she couldn't watch the children being born during her Caesarean section.

She explained: "It was a planned Caesarean as the girls were both breech. I got to 37 weeks - which is when they usually want to take out twins.

"I wanted to watch the whole thing but they put a screen up when you're having a C-section and it couldn't be lowered quite enough for me to see.

"In some hospitals there are mirrors on the ceiling so you can see what's going on, but that wasn't the case in mine. I was gutted I didn't get to watch them being born."

Last year Lucy - who is known for playing pub landlord Chas Dingle in the long-running soap - revealed she used to sneak off in her lunch break and give herself secret injections in a bid to increase her chances of falling pregnant.

She said: "If you go to your employer and say I'm having IVF, then of course they think well, 'If it works, in nine months time, you're going to be off.'

"So you don't really want to give somebody the indication that you might be off in nine months because it affects storylines and everything."

Lucy and Rudi - who are already parents to daughter Lola - finally managed to conceive again after a second round of IVF and they both decided that it would be good if Lola was heavily involved in the pregnancy.

She said previously: "I wanted to be totally open with her. She's come to scans, she knew about the whole process. We thought it was so important for her to know everything."

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