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Millie Mackintosh opens up about becoming a mother during lockdown

The reality star welcomed her first child back in May

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Millie Mackintosh has opened up about becoming a mother during the Coronavirus lockdown.

The 30-year-old welcomed her first child – Sienna Grace – with husband Hugo Taylor on May 1st.

Millie revealed that she didn’t know whether her husband would be there for the birth of their daughter.

“I gave birth during lockdown and there were so many restrictions in place at that stage. There were lots of conversations with my medical support team leading up to the birth and we didn’t know if Hugo was going to be allowed in,” she told Glamour UK.

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“That was one of the ways it did really affect me – just not knowing would Hugo be able to be there for the birth or not.”

“He luckily was but I had to mentally prepare for whatever could happened, but I knew I was going to be okay and the baby was going to be okay.”

The former Made In Chelsea star explained that Sienna arrived “safely” and that it was “the most incredible moment” of her life.

“I was so glad that Hugo was there, and it was the most incredible moment of my life,” she expressed.

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“I’m really lucky that during Coronavirus I gave birth and still managed for it to be a really positive experience.”

Millie also discussed becoming a mother for the first time, whilst being in lockdown.

“It has been pretty weird but to be honest it’s been a more positive thing for us,” she continued.

“Obviously, it’s been awful, it’s affected everyone, but being heavily pregnant and being a new Mum, you locked down anyway, you want to be at home, and you don’t want to be really seeing people.”

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“It’s really made us focus on our time with the baby, bonding with her, figuring it out.”

“To have that time together as a family I feel really lucky and to have him helping with the baby.”

The new mother admitted that she has a new appreciation for her body since giving birth.

“It’s made me realise how critical I’ve been of my body in the past. I really just see it in a new light now – I’m just giving my body a whole lot of new love,” she commented.

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“I just don’t like the term, “getting my body back,” because I think it’s a new body, it’s different, you’ve given birth. So, it’s not your old body anymore.”

The news comes after Millie previously shared a candid post about her “really tough” breastfeeding experience.

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