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Friday 7th August 2020

Gemma Atkinson shares first video of newborn daughter Mia

She gave birth three weeks ago

Actress Gemma Atkinson has given fans a glimpse into her life as a new mum with an adorable video of her newborn baby.

The star, who gave birth to Mia on July 4, posted a sweet clip to Instagram, which showed her baby girl contently laying on a blanket in a Babygro emblazoned with "Little peanut."

Doting Gemma, who has Mia with Strictly star Gorka Marquez, captioned her video: "Content little blue eyed peanut @gorka_marquez."

You can watch the video here.

Gorka, who is currently on his dance tour, also gushed over their little girl and wrote back: "My little princess."

The couple's celebrity pals also loved Gemma's post of Mia.

Former Coronation Street actress Catherine Tyldesley commented: "Can't cope! She's gorgeous."

Singer Fleur East agreed and added: "Too cute!"

Gemma's former Emmerdale co-star Fiona Wade added: "Aww darling she's perfect! So beautiful! I'm so happy for you both!"

Gemma and Gorka have become parents for the first time (Credit: Credit: Ana M Wiggins /

The ex-Emmerdale actress said she and Gorka waited before sharing videos and pictures of their newborn because they wanted all their friends and family to meet Mia first.

Can't cope! She's gorgeous.
When some fans questioned Gemma after Mia's birth, she retorted on Instagram Stories: "To people asking why we haven't posted any pictures. No, we haven't done a magazine deal.

"We just want all our family and friends to come over and meet her first that's all. It's important for me that they all get a hold and a cuddle first."

Gemma introduced Mia to the world on July 16, 12 days after her birth.

Read more: Gemma Atkinson wants boyfriend Gorka Marquez to propose following birth of their daughter

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This picture was taken when Mia was 30hrs old. The weary smile on my face doesn’t quite portray how happy I was inside as 30hrs earlier, things could have gone very differently. Mia was a tiny baby, 4lb 10. With that in mind the midwife was concerned she wouldn’t be strong enough to open my cervix. My water broke on a tues & we gave her the benefit of the doubt but by the Wednesday evening despite her being in the perfect place & so low down, she still hadn’t managed it. The decision was made to induce me to help her along but she disliked that even more. With every contraction her heart rate dropped. On the 3rd one midwife Katie who was taking care of me at the time pressed the panic alarm & within 15 mins I was rushed out, prepped & delivered Mia via an emergency C section. It wasn’t what I’d planned but thanks to my hypnobirthing despite the madness & panic, I was able to calmly keep my breathing technique & accept whatever is best for Mia just do it! 2hrs later I was alone with Gorks & Mia blissfully happy in a ward when I suddenly felt extremely unwell. Gorka got a doctor and she took 1 look at me & again pressed the panic button. I was having a hemorrhage. A big one & I lost a lot of blood. I don’t remember much other than having around 9 doctors in the room, some injecting me, hooking me to drips, physically pulling clots out of me & one comforting Gorks who was beside himself in the corner. I woke in another room with Gorks & my family there, Mia sleeping soundly & a lovely midwife named Di who was checking my notes. The trauma was over & thanks to our NHS & incredible hospital staff we were ok. I’m fully aware for some people it’s a different outcome & I feel incredibly lucky that me & Mia are healthy & healed. My mum moved in with me while Gorks was away & has been incredible! If I can be half the mum she is to me I’ll be happy! I’m going to remind Mia of this story any time she has doubts about what she can achieve in life. The odds were against her from the start, but she’s been a little fighter from day 1. Feeds perfectly & is gaining weight like I do on an all inclusive holiday! We’re SO proud of her, she’s our little soldier & I’m so Grateful ❤️

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Read more: Gemma Atkinson reveals she's lost over a stone since having baby Mia three weeks ago

Gemma also recently opened up about her "traumatic" birth, which resulted in her needing an emergency caesarean.

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