Alex Jones, 44, details her labour experience as she shares candid snaps having contractions and breastfeeding after welcoming her third child
- The presenter, 44, welcomed her third child and first daughter on Saturday
- Alex has sons Teddy, four, and Kit, two, with her husband Charlie
- She revealed that she was pregnant in March live on air on The One Show
She welcomed her third child with husband Charlie Thomson over the weekend.
And Alex Jones gave fans a candid insight into her birthing experience as she shared a slew of candid snaps taken during labour on Tuesday.
The One Show presenter, 44, gave birth to a daughter – whose name is yet to be revealed – at Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea Hospital in London on Saturday, and documented the experience.
Candid: Alex Jones, 44, detailed her labour experience as she shared candid snaps having contractions and breastfeeding in Instagram posts on Tuesday after welcoming her third child
Alex appeared to have been planning a water birth, as shared a clip of her husband trying to play some soothing music while stood next to a birthing pool.
Appreciating her other half’s efforts, she quipped: ‘The importance of a good birthing partner’.
However, Alex revealed that it took a while for labour to get going as she shared a hilarious snap of Charlie sleeping next to the pool.
She penned: ‘But even he got a bit bored as we waited for contractions. Reminded him later of how many babies have probably been born on that beanbag’.
Proud parents: Alex, 44, and husband Charlie Thomson welcomed a daughter – whose name is yet to be revealed – at Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea Hospital in London on Saturday
Change of plan: Alex appeared to have been planning a water birth, as shared a clip of her husband trying to play some soothing music while stood next to a birthing pool
After a wait, things began to move along, with Alex revealing she had been transferred to a hospital bed while her contractions kicked in.
She explained: ‘Finally we had a bit of action. Got to love a bit of gas and air…’
The next adorable image saw Alex breastfeeding her newborn, as she mused: ‘Then the ultimate reward!!!’
Alex also paid tribute to the nursing staff at the hospital, sharing a picture of a midwife holding her newborn as she explained, ‘This lady is called Audrey and she was outstanding’.
Sweet: The next adorable image saw Alex breastfeeding her newborn, as she mused: ‘Then the ultimate reward!!!’
NHS heroes: Alex also paid tribute to the nursing staff at the hospital, sharing a picture of a midwife holding her newborn
Congratulations! Alex revealed she had been sent a beautiful bouquet of flowers from her colleagues at The One Show after the birth
After mum and baby were both declared healthy, it was time to be discharged, with Alex sharing a smiling selfie in the lift with her husband and their newborn.
‘Eventually we got to take her home to meet her brothers’, she wrote.
On Tuesday Alex, who already has sons Teddy, four, and Kit, two, with her insurance broker husband, shared the happy news that she had welcomed a baby girl.
Revealing she’d given birth on the weekend, the presenter said she was ‘besotted’ with her daughter – whose name is yet to be announced.
Baby news! On Tuesday, The One Show host revealed she’d welcomed a baby girl as she shared adorable snaps breastfeeding her newborn
To accompany the post, Alex shared a slew of snaps, and looked radiant in one image as she breastfed her baby daughter.
Another cute snap showed her tiny daughter’s feet wrapped in a hospital band.
Alex captioned the images: ‘We have some news……… Our beautiful daughter came safely into the world on Saturday afternoon 21.08.21.’
Sweet: Alex announced her daughter’s birth on Instagram, and to accompany the post, she shared a slew of snaps, and looked radiant in one image as she breastfed her baby daughter
Adorable: Another cute snap showed her tiny daughter’s feet wrapped in a hospital band
She continued: ‘Tiny, but perfectly formed we are all beyond happy and besotted by her, especially Ted and Kit.
‘Watching them with their brand new little sister is just the best and we can’t believe how lucky we are to have the 3 of them and to be a family of 5. It still doesn’t feel real!!!’
‘Thank you to everyone at the Queen Charlotte hospital for all your support again, especially super midwife Audrey.’
Alex’s post came after she revealed last week that she had been admitted to hospital for monitoring ahead of the birth.
Alex delightedly revealed that she was pregnant in March live on air while presenting The One Show.
Announcing her happy news, the TV host said: ‘I feel really nervous all of a sudden… it just seems like a good time to share some news with everybody and the crew in the studio for the first time.
‘Lockdown has been anything but predictable, and we’ve had some really unexpected news, baby number three is on the way!’
‘Nothing exciting so far’: Alex’s post came after she revealed last week that she had been admitted to hospital for monitoring ahead of the birth
The Welsh presenter also revealed the baby’s gender, telling co-host Ronan Keating at the time: ‘A little girl… a little girl!’
Alex went on to share the news that she was expecting another child on Instagram, where she posted a sweet black-and-white photo with her husband Charlie and their two sons Teddy and Kit.
The family held up a board saying ‘coming soon… baby number three’ and the presenter captioned the snap with, ‘The best surprise ever,’ followed by a heart emoji.
In an exclusive chat with MailOnline, Alex admitted she didn’t realise she was expecting and blamed her symptoms on trying out veganism.
‘I just felt really tired but, of course, in hindsight I was pregnant. I thought it was the veganism making me drained of energy but it wasn’t,’ Alex said.
Despite being pregnant before, Alex said she was completely oblivious to the signs she was expecting and instead thought it was down to trying a meat and dairy-free diet.
Lovely: Alex took to Instagram in March to announce she was expecting her third child as she shared a sweet picture husband Charlie and their two sons – Kit and Teddy
She continued: ‘This is ridiculous in a third pregnancy, but I didn’t realise the clues were there because I honestly blamed everything on the veganism. I was so tired and hungry all the time and I thought it was that.
‘But I said to my husband that I think we need to do a test. And he said: “What? What?” – anyway, we did a test.’
Alex admitted she and Charlie were ‘ecstatic’ to discover they were expecting a daughter, but acknowledged having three young children will, no doubt, be ‘hellish’ at times.
She said of her unexpected pregnancy: ‘It was a funny thing because we hadn’t necessarily planned on a third because we thought… We were so grateful to have the two boys and we just thought: “There you are”.
‘So, it was a huge surprise. And when we also realised that it was a girl, we were just ecstatic. Because I don’t know, it wasn’t something that we ever expected, but actually three feels great and nice.
‘And it’ll be hellish at times, I’m sure, because we’ll have three under four-and-a-half, so it’ll be quite demanding. We just feel super lucky, super lucky that it’s happened.’
Surprise! In an exclusive chat with MailOnline, Alex admitted she didn’t realise she was expecting and blamed her symptoms on trying out veganism
Just last year Alex insisted that having two children was enough, ‘for the sake of the planet’.
Speaking candidly about her past pregnancies with Good Housekeeping magazine’s April 2020 issue, she also claimed that she felt she’d ‘made unrealistic promises’ by taking just three months maternity leave following the birth of her first child.
Alex spoke about why she and her husband Charlie didn’t want to add to their brood at the time.
She explained: ‘Charlie is adamant that for the sake of the planet, two children is enough. And I think I’m too old to have another child now, anyway.
‘It happens for a lot of people and good for them, but we’re just glad we have two healthy children.’
Talking about taking just three months maternity leave following the birth of Teddy, now four, she admitted that she thought it would ‘compromise her work life’.
Alex said of her pregnancy: ‘When we also realised that it was a girl, we were just ecstatic. Because I don’t know, it wasn’t something that we ever expected’
She said: ‘I’d made unrealistic promises before I went off to have a baby. I’d never had a child before; I had no idea. And I had this fear it would interfere, that I’d have to compromise my work life.’
Alex added that she now realises it was ‘ridiculous’ and that being a mother actually makes her ‘better at work’ due to being ‘more resilient’.
The star also discussed how she decided to take nine months of maternity leave after the birth of her second son.
In 2018, Alex explained that it had been difficult to conceive second child Kit, she told The Sun: ‘I have to say, the first time – absolutely fine. Luckily, god, it happened.
‘But second time, not as easy. I suppose I’m older now, but we took it for granted that it would be OK. But you don’t really know until you start trying how it’s going to go, do you?
‘The majority of couples I know have had something, not always IVF, but some problem that needs to be sorted out. Hardly anyone’s story is straightforward, and it’s not really talked about that much.’
Family: Just last year, Alex insisted that having two children was enough, ‘for the sake of the planet’ (pictured in January 2020)
Alex and Charlie were married in Cardiff Castle on December 31, 2015, after four years together.
Speaking to HELLO! magazine, Alex revealed she enjoyed every second of her wedding day, she said: ‘It was spectacular.
‘Everyone says it’s the best day of your life and it just exceeded my expectations. I enjoyed every single second’.
After tying the knot in 2015, the couple welcomed their first son Teddy in January 2017.
In May 2019, Alex took to Instagram to announce the arrival of their second child, a son named Kit.
Smitten: Alex and Charlie were married in Cardiff Castle on December 31, 2015, after four years together (pictured in 2015)
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