Corrie’s Mikey North shares first photos of baby daughter after ‘bizarre’ labour
Corrie star Mikey North has shared the first ever photos of his newborn daughter Eliza.
Mikey, 33, has played Gary Windass in the ITV soap since 2008.
Eliza is his second daughter with wife Rachael, 34, who he married in 2016.
They also have two-year-old son Archie.
Eliza was born in September during a labour which the couple described as "bizarre".
Rachael told OK! she was induced as she was 16 days overdue.
She said: "It was so bizarre going into hospital knowing I was going to have a baby as opposed to going into labour naturally.
"It was like having a casual appointment and then leaving with a baby!"
Mikey called it the "longest 16 days ever" and revealed he was the "worst birthing partner in the world".
"I was just nervously pacing around the whole time and Rach shouted at me to sit down", he explained.
Rachael had hoped to have a water birth, but it wasn't allowed and Mickey revealed his wife was so high on painkillers during labour she "tried it on" with him.
He laughed: "She was on another planet and tried it on with me!
"I was like, “Rach, you’re in labour, it’s probably not the right time and that’s how we got in this mess in the first place!”
Racheael had a traumatic labour with first born Archie in 2017, and she was forced to undergo an episiotomy.
During this, a vein was severed – causing her to lose one and a half litres of blood.
After confirming her next pregnancy, Rachael admitted she was feeling wary after the the trauma she experienced in the delivery room first time round.
"[I feel] a little bit apprehensive, to be honest. But I feel more prepared because I know what contractions feel like and how bad it can be.
“I’m not as naïve this time, I guess. What will be will be."
Mikey revealed that Archie chose Eliza's name and "wouldn't let us call her anything else".
He added that he didn't think he and Rachael would have any more children.
"I would be highly surprised if we had any more", he said.
"Two is a great number."
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