Jordan Banjo’s pregnant wife Naomi has revealed her worry over potentially having to have another C-section when she gives birth to her third child.
The mother-of-two, 30, took to her Instagram on Thursday to discuss her worries after a trip to the hospital – and said her last surgery ‘triggered a lot of trauma’.
Naomi already shares children Cassius, four, and Mimi, three, with Diversity star Jordan, 29, – but had a tough experience when she delivered Mimi by C-section.
In her post she told how she felt ‘vulnerable and exposed’ after the procedure with her last child – and ended up getting very ill with sepsis due to ‘shocking after care’ at the hospital.
She penned: ‘Sorry guys I was in the hospital most of yesterday having my scan and a long appointment regarding my birth.
‘Tbh I feel drained and it’s left me so unsure of what to do now considering all the risks. I didn’t have a great time with my c section with Mimi and it’s really freaked me out so was hoping to avoid and have another V birth but now I’m not so sure.
‘Do I have any specialists on here in VBAC’s? VBAC Doulas? Private midwives etc? I don’t have a personal midwife at this hospital like I had with the other 2 so I feel so lost and I don’t know who to talk to.
‘But I’m really doubting myself and the thought of another C-section is giving me really bad anxiety.’
She then continued in a second post: ‘Btw FYI- my c section with Mimi was planned – she was sitting breach but it was a very last min plan.
‘I’m talking 3 days before it was booked in. I moved house on my own the same week while a Jord was away and I didn’t have chance to speak to anyone, research etc. it was totally taken out of my hands and I had no idea what was going to happen.
‘Although everything went fine, it triggered A LOT of trauma and I felt very vulnerable and exposed and I really uncomfortable.
‘I was very sick after, I couldn’t hold her because I was numb from my chin and couldn’t feel my arms. And I was left alone for hours and hours. The after care was shocking and I was sent home with 2 paracetamols within 24 hours and then I was on my own with 2 children pretty quickly after that.
‘Went on to get sepsis from a water infection a few weeks later and ended up in hospital twice.
‘And although things are very different now and I have more physical support around me, the whole thing gives me crazy anxiety and the thought of going through it again makes me cry.’
On October 27 Jordan revealed his new wife Naomi was pregnant with their third child, two months after they tied the knot.
Taking to Instagram he shared an adorable shot with Naomi outside their home as their children cradled her baby bump.
He captioned the shot: ‘TRICK OR TREAT! We’re expecting 2 (more) tiny little feet! baby number 3 due April 2023.’
The dancer also shared a sweet selfie of the pair holding their sonogram picture as he penned: ‘The Banjo Family is growing even more❤️ Baby number 3 on the way.’
The pair were immediately flooded with messages from their celebrity pals, with the likes of Oti Mabuse, Helen Flanagan and Danielle Armstrong passing on their congratulations.
The joyous news comes after the couple tied the knot this August, a year later than planned due to the pandemic.
Jordan announced his engagement to mother-of-two Naomi in January 2020 when he proposed during a trip to the Maldives after almost five years together.
Speaking to The Sun he said: ‘Nay loves the idea of Mimi being a little flower girl and Cas being a page boy.
‘It will be really nice to have them at the wedding because not everyone has children at the wedding, they normally come after. I’m super excited.
‘Everyone in Diversity had kids after they got married, we did that the other way round.’
Last January Jordan revealed he popped the question to Naomi in the Maldives, six months after welcoming their second child, Mimi.
In a sweet Instagram post, the dancer and his partner – who also share Cassius – cuddled up to each other at the four-star SAii Lagoon resort as the brunette flashed her diamond engagement ring.
The couple appeared on cloud nine as they took snaps on the beach, where a fire display with the words: ‘WILL U MARRY ME’ was lit up.
In another photo, Naomi put her eye-watering band on full display, which was complete with a pear-shaped stone and a sculpted swirl design.
Street dancer Jordan captioned the images: ‘Well she didn’t say no’, alongside ring and heart emojis.
The pair were finally one step closer to marriage after Jordan admitted his proposal plans failed twice.
He told The Sun in April 2019: ‘At this rate we’re going to end up with 13 kids and not going to be married. I was ready to propose when I found out she was pregnant with Cass.
‘So I thought, ‘OK, I’ll wait until he’s a little older and then I’ll take Naomi away and surprise her with a proposal’.
‘Then when I started thinking about doing it again this year I found out she was pregnant again. Now she’s convinced we’re not going to get married.’
Jordan and Naomi met at famous Essex nightclub Sugar Hut in 2013, but embarked on a relationship two years later.
In January 2018, the couple revealed they were expecting their first child together, with the Essex-based beauty admitting she took ‘nine pregnancy tests’ out of shock.
She told OK! at the time: ‘I wanted to be sure so I went out and bought eight more tests. I sat with them laid out in front of me on the bathroom floor, staring at them in disbelief.
‘We always said we wanted kids together, we just didn’t think it would happen this soon. We’re over the moon, though!’
Eight months after welcoming Cass, the pair announced they were pregnant with their second baby, with their daughter arriving in the July.
The I’m A Celeb star previously dated Little Mix’s Jesy Nelson from mid 2012 until March 2013.
Jordan rose to fame in 2009 when he won Britain’s Got Talent with big brother Ashley as part of their dance troupe Diversity.
Since being in the spotlight, he has hosted the 2013 edition of Got to Dance, participated in I’m A Celeb in 2016 and presented BBC’s The Greatest Dancer with Alesha Dixon.