Chantelle Connelly shares first baby snaps after saying birth almost killed her

Chantelle Connelly has shared the first adorable pictures of her baby boy after revealing she almost died while giving birth.

The former Geordie Shore star welcomed her son Ricardo to the world just over a week ago by emergency C-section.

The 29-year-old was originally unaware of what had happened, and it was her mum who announced the birth.

She later revealed that she and her son's lives were in danger after she was given an epidural and her blood pressure dropped, sending her into cardiac arrest.

She told The Sun: "The doctors all came running in and flushed my system to get the epidural out, I perked up a bit but then the baby's heartbeat was dead low and they needed to get him out straight away.

"It was an emergency to get the baby out because he was deteriorating, it was just an absolute nightmare."

Now she's out of danger, Chantelle has shared a trio of adorable pictures of her baby.

In one he's lying curled up in a ball and resting on his tiny hands as he sleeps on a blanket.

In another, he's snuggled up in bed next to his mum and chilling as he rests his head on his arm.

The third snap sees him lying asleep on Chantelle's chest.

She captioned the images: "My whole world ️ I’ve never felt love like it he’s my everything , life wouldn’t be worth living without him , he’s my heartbeat my happiness and everything more Riccardo I love you unconditionally #mammyslittleboy"

Her followers congratulated her.

Fellow Geordie Shore star Nathan Henry said: "He’s so cute like his mamma, very proud of you Chantelle xxx"

Ibiza Weekender's Imogen Townley commented: "Babeee congratulations!! He’s absolutely perfect"

Chantelle's mum Allison announced the birth on Instagram, revealing her daughter had to be "put to sleep".

"My beautiful grandson born 6 minutes past 6. Weighs 6lb 6oz," she wrote.

"Chantelle doesn't know he's here yet had an emergency section she is still in theatre.

"They had to put her to sleep. She will wake up to this beautiful little bundle."

Back in September, Chantelle revealed she was pregnant after a whirlwind romance with boyfriend Lee Blackburn.

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