Robbie Williams Details Daughter's Birth Scare

'It Was Like Ayda Vs Predator'

Robbie Williams has revealed the recent birth of his daughter was far from smooth - the umbilical cord got caught around the baby's neck.

The Angels singer's wife Ayda Field went into labour eight days early, but Robbie was by her side throughout the delivery of Theodora 'Teddy' Rose at London's Portland Hospital on 18 September.

The 38 year old was even on hand to cut the umbilical cord, but he admits the couple was given a scare when little Teddy arrived looking blue and Robbie has likened the scene to something out of the Predator movie.

He tells The Sun: "I cut the cord but, bless her, I cut it while she was still inside Ayda. Teddy was going blue because the umbilical cord was caught around her neck.

"I had to be quick with the scissors. It was like the first 30 minutes of Saving Private Ryan down there. It was like Ayda vs Predator. She'd say the same thing. It's an image that won't go away."

The pop star also told the newspaper he took in gas and air intended for Ayda as she went through labour.

He adds: "I had loads of it. I was looking at my mother looking at me. Every time Ayda had a contraction I thought, 'I can have gas and air too.' I've got such huge respect for women who have babies."

Little Teddy is now suffering from acid reflux, but Robbie insists he wouldn't swap parenthood for anything in the world: "I enjoy changing nappies and I really like being a daddy. I don't want to be anything other than a daddy and a husband. Life's pretty perfect right now."


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