Hollyoaks actress Alex Fletchersays the birth of her baby son was ‘the best birthday present’ as she prepares to turn 40.
Baby Hanson was born by Caesarean section and weighed 8lb 9oz on June 3, just weeks before Alex’s milestone birthday on July 8.
The Liverpudlian star told Hello! magazine: “Hanson is the best birthday present I could wish for.”
She added: “I have my two kids, a lovely husband and we are all healthy.”
In 2015, Alex suffered an ectopic pregnancy which is why Hanson’s safe arrival is all the more special.
“Having the ectopic pregnancy last year was sad and scary,” she said.
“It made me really negative and doubt that it would ever happen. I wondered whether things were not working properly because I was older. You think, ‘It’s my fault. Have I been selfish?’
“I wasn’t suffering from morning sickness, but tell-tale changes in my body made me certain I was expecting. When I took a home test early one morning to make sure, it confirmed what I’d already sensed. I was thrilled. The first thing I did was to wake up Justin and tell him, ‘You’re going to be a daddy again!’”
She said she feels more ‘chilled’ during this pregnancy because she knows what to expect.