Pre-eclampsia cause high blood pressure and can lead to stroke, blood clotting and kidney, liver and lung problems in pregnant mothers. Sophie Ellis Bextor, 29-year-old singer and daughter of former Blue Peter presenter Janet Ellis once again suffered from this condition in her second pregnancy.
Sophie Ellis Bextor has given birth two months prematurely to her second son, named Kit Valentine Jones weighed 2lb 10z. She was admitted to the private Portland Hospital in London last week on her doctor’s advice
Her husband, The Feeling’s bass guitarist Richard Jones said: ‘It has been dramatic, but we are very happy. We are a lot calmer this time because we have been through it all before. I’m pretty tired, I’ve been all my time at the hospital and I’ve just come home to get some stuff.’
Sophie said: ‘Protecting myself and the baby is the most important thing at this time and being pregnant really does give you the chance to slow down, prepare for the birth and focus on the things you really want to do.’
‘I suffered from pre-eclampsia in my first pregnancy so I am having regular scans at the moment.’