Kate Lawler says she might have to give birth ‘alone’ due to Covid rules

She’s set to give birth to her daughter by caesarean section in exactly six weeks.

And Kate Lawler revealed that she is worried her fiancé Martin, also known as Boj, may not be able to attend the birth of their child due to rising Covid-19 cases.

The Big Brother star, 40, tearfully admitted in a video shared to her Instagram stories on Monday that she is ‘terrified’ at the thought of having to ‘go it alone’.

Fearful: Kate Lawler revealed that she is worried her fiancé Martin, also known as Boj, may not be able to attend the birth of their daughter due to rising Covid-19 cases

Fearful: Kate Lawler revealed that she is worried her fiancé Martin, also known as Boj, may not be able to attend the birth of their daughter due to rising Covid-19 cases

Fearful: Kate Lawler revealed that she is worried her fiancé Martin, also known as Boj, may not be able to attend the birth of their daughter due to rising Covid-19 cases

She explained that she was warned by her obstetrician that ‘there is a chance’ her partner might not be able to go to hospital with her amid the coronavirus crisis.

A teary-eyed Kate told her followers: ‘I’ve been crying, that’s why I look like death. 

‘So I’ve just got off the phone with my obstetrician, we were talking about the birth and my abdominal birth has been booked in, six weeks from today I’m going to have it. 

‘But because of Covid cases on the rise there’s a chance that Boj might not be able to come to hospital with me and I might have to go it alone.’

Giving birth: The Big Brother star, 40, tearfully admitted in a video shared to her Instagram stories on Monday that she is 'terrified' at the thought of having to 'go it alone'

Giving birth: The Big Brother star, 40, tearfully admitted in a video shared to her Instagram stories on Monday that she is 'terrified' at the thought of having to 'go it alone'

Giving birth: The Big Brother star, 40, tearfully admitted in a video shared to her Instagram stories on Monday that she is ‘terrified’ at the thought of having to ‘go it alone’

She went on to explain that she has a ‘huge fear of childbirth’ and said she is ‘upset’ at the thought of welcoming her baby ‘without the person I love holding my hand’.

She continued: ‘So first of all, my heart goes out to any woman who’s had to give birth without their partner there.

‘As someone who has a huge fear of childbirth, the idea of giving birth to my baby alone without the person I love there holding my hand is just terrifying. 

‘It’s just not for me, it’s not what I want. So of course I’m upset, but there’s nothing we can do.’

Kate is set to welcome her baby girl in exactly six weeks, after scheduling an elective abdominal birth on the NHS due to her fear of spontaneous births.

Warned: She explained she was told by her obstetrician that 'there is a chance' her partner Martin might not be able to go to hospital with her amid the coronavirus crisis

Warned: She explained she was told by her obstetrician that 'there is a chance' her partner Martin might not be able to go to hospital with her amid the coronavirus crisis

Warned: She explained she was told by her obstetrician that ‘there is a chance’ her partner Martin might not be able to go to hospital with her amid the coronavirus crisis

The NHS website states that having a birth partner present is currently allowed as long as ‘they do not have symptoms of coronavirus’.

But it adds that there ‘may be limits’ on the amount of time the person is allowed to stay for after the birth.

The NHS website explains: ‘Having a birth partner is important for your safety and wellbeing during labour and birth.

‘You’ll be able to have a birth partner during labour and the birth if they do not have symptoms of coronavirus. But there may be limits on how long they can stay after the birth.

‘If your birth partner has symptoms, they may not be able to come with you. You might want to have a backup birth partner just in case.’ 

Absent: Her latest revelation comes after the TV personality revealed that her fiancé wasn't allowed to be at her 32-week ultrasound scan due to Covid safety restrictions

Absent: Her latest revelation comes after the TV personality revealed that her fiancé wasn't allowed to be at her 32-week ultrasound scan due to Covid safety restrictions

Absent: Her latest revelation comes after the TV personality revealed that her fiancé wasn’t allowed to be at her 32-week ultrasound scan due to Covid safety restrictions

But during the first national lockdown, many women were forced to give birth alone as many partners were not allowed to attend the hospital. 

Kate’s latest revelation comes after the TV personality revealed that her fiancé wasn’t allowed to be at her 32-week ultrasound scan due to Covid safety restrictions.  

She explained: ‘I thought that the rules had changed and that partners could attend all scans, but because the Covid cases are so bad right now, partners can only attend 12 and 20-week scans, which is great for mums-to-be and parents-to-be…’ 

‘But yeh sad that he couldn’t see the little nuchky today, ’cause she was so cute, and she was measuring up very well…  

Current rules: The NHS website currently states that having a birth partner present is currently allowed as long as 'they do not have symptoms of coronavirus'

Current rules: The NHS website currently states that having a birth partner present is currently allowed as long as 'they do not have symptoms of coronavirus'

Current rules: The NHS website currently states that having a birth partner present is currently allowed as long as ‘they do not have symptoms of coronavirus’

‘She’s just above average. She’s not a big baby. Her head is a normal size as well, which is brilliant.’ 

Her pregnancy updates come after she explained that she has been booked in for a planned C-section and will welcome her baby girl just after Valentine’s Day.

Counting down her little one’s arrival, the reality TV star wrote earlier this month: ‘9 weeks to go! 30 weeks pregnant today and knowing that little Nuchky’s arrival is at 39 weeks has made my day.’

The expectant mother shared how she was able to schedule an elective abdominal birth on the NHS due to her fear of spontaneous births.

Terrified: Kate is set to welcome her baby girl in exactly six weeks, after scheduling an elective abdominal birth on the NHS due to her fear of spontaneous births

Terrified: Kate is set to welcome her baby girl in exactly six weeks, after scheduling an elective abdominal birth on the NHS due to her fear of spontaneous births

Terrified: Kate is set to welcome her baby girl in exactly six weeks, after scheduling an elective abdominal birth on the NHS due to her fear of spontaneous births

She said: ‘I had a really positive video call with an NHS obstetrician about birth options and we discussed my fear of childbirth along with various facts and figures on both abdominal and spontaneous births.

‘Thankfully she was understanding and told me that with elective abdominal births on the NHS, they’ll book me in for my due date minus 7 days which is February 15th, the day after Valentines Day.

‘Knowing that I can have my baby the way I want to is really going to make this final trimester more enjoyable.’

Kate confirmed her pregnancy in September, two years after announcing her engagement to Martin. 

Exciting news: Kate confirmed her pregnancy in September, two years after she announced her engagement to Martin

Exciting news: Kate confirmed her pregnancy in September, two years after she announced her engagement to Martin

Exciting news: Kate confirmed her pregnancy in September, two years after she announced her engagement to Martin

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