Love Island star Shaughna Phillips gives birth to first baby and announces beautiful name

Shaughna Phillips has revealed she has welcomed a baby daughter
Congratulations to Shaughna Phillips! (Picture: Instagram/shaughnaphillips)

Former Love Island star Shaughna Phillips has given birth to her first child.

The 28-year-old has welcomed a little girl, whose name she has revealed is Lucia.

‘My darling Lucia, I wish I had you sooner so I could love you longer ✨💗,’ she wrote in a post announcing the birth.

The new mum also shared on social media that Lucia had been born on Tuesday at 8:10pm, weighing 8lb 8oz.

Her friends were quick to rush to the comments and offer their congratulations to Shaughna and her new tot.

‘Yay she’s here! 💕 congratulations 🥂,’ wrote comedian Katherine Ryan, while influencer Sophie Hinchcliffe shared: ‘Aww congratulations beautiful ❤️❤️🥲🥲 sending lots of love your way xx.’

Shaughna Phillips has revealed she has welcomed a baby daughter called Lucia
The new mum made the announcement by sharing a hospital snap of her holding Lucia, as well as a photo of the newborn asleep in her crib (Picture: Instagram/shaughnaphillips)

‘Congratulations gorgeous girl 😍,’ added former Geordie Shore star Vicky Pattison.

Shaughna then added a gorgeous photo of Lucia in a white blanket in her crib at home, with Adele’s hit ballad Make You Feel My Love accompanying the snap to her Instagram Stories.

‘The song that was playing when you entered the world, no truer word my darling,’ she wrote in the caption.

The new mum then added the initials ‘LPW’ and a white heart emoji, teasing Lucia’s as yet unknown middle name and the apparent fact she will take her father Billy Webb’s surname.

Shaughna Phillips pregnant
Shaughna was induced after an eventful final few weeks of her pregnancy, which saw her pass her due date (Picture: Instagram/shaughnaphillips)
Shaughna Phillips has revealed she has welcomed a baby daughter called Lucia
The doting new mum shared another snap of Lucia, teasing her middle initial as ‘P’ (Picture: Instagram/shaughnaphillips)
Shaughna Phillips has revealed she has welcomed a baby daughter
Shaughna previously shared that they had already picked out baby names (Picture: Instagram/shaughnaphillips)

Their relationship has faced turbulent times after Billy, 29, was arrested and charged in January with possession with intent to supply a Class A drug.

Shaughna then gave an emotional statement addressing his arrest and the impact it has had on her pregnancy.

‘After a challenging few weeks, obviously, the baby’s father isn’t around. But my main focus has always been just to prepare for the birth and try to be as calm as possible,’ she shared with OK!.

‘I’m good at just saying, “Right, the show must go on”.’

The former reality star went on: ‘Billy’s not around, but I don’t want to say that I’m doing it on my own, because I’m absolutely not – my family’s incredible.

‘It’s going to be different, but I don’t want to say it’s going to be bad.’

A rep for Shaughna told that the reality star was unaware of the offences.

Shaughna Phillips pregnant
Shaughna’s boyfriend Billy and Lucia’s father was arrested in January on drugs offences (Picture: Instagram/shaughnaphillips)

Days ahead of welcoming Lucia, Shaughna shared that she would be induced after passing her March 25 due date.

A few weeks prior, she had also been rushed to hospital after her baby stopped moving.

In her column with OK!, the star said she visited the hospital as she experienced reduced movements, but that luckily everything ‘turned out to be ok’.

However, she was then left panicking as she was faced with the prospect of giving birth to her child as a doctor approached her about induction.

‘As I was 38 weeks pregnant, the doctor told me they would induce me,’ she began.

Shaughna Phillips rushed to hospital after going into early labour
The Love Island star previously went into early labour, but everything appears to have gone smoothly in the end (Picture: Instagram/shaughnaphillips)

‘It massively made me panic and I told them I didn’t feel ready to give birth, but they kept me overnight and put me in a post-natal ward where babies had already been born.’

Shaughna shared that she felt she was ‘being pushed into getting an induction when [she] wasn’t ready’ and found the experience ‘traumatising’.

However, after an overnight stay in the hospital, the star was presented with other options for her pregnancy.

‘Thankfully another doctor came the next day and told me I had other options, but now I am definitely ready for the baby to come,’ she added.

The influencer had previously also made an unexpected dash to hospital at the start of last month after going into early labour.

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