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Tearful Molly-Mae Hague candidly talks about baby Bambi’s birth

Poop chat, tears, and sleep deprivation.

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 9th February 2023

Molly-Mae Hague has openly talked about her birth experience with her first baby with boyfriend Tommy Fury, as she made a return to YouTube last night.

In the vlog – which already has more than one million views – she addressed everything from contractions to epidurals to her baby’s unusual name.

Molly-Mae even delved into how Tommy’s upcoming fight with box Jake Paul (who ended up breaking the news of the baby’s arrival before couple could) affected her birth experience.

The former Love Island pair, both 23, welcomed their daughter Bambi Fury on 23 January 2023 and have been sharing snippets of their newborn bubble on Instagram.

But last night’s YouTube vlog is the first time she has spoken openly about life as a family of three and about her labour experience.


Within seconds of the 36-minute video starting, there are tears. Molly-Mae said: “This is me, just crying all the time, just so emotional.”

Molly-Mae detailed the difficulties she faced in the first days after giving birth, from struggling to shower and brush her teeth to the total sleep deprivation.


She said: “From the minute I gave birth on the Monday night until about day five, I actually didn’t sleep a single hour. I didn’t have a single hour. For the first week I ran completely off adrenaline. I actually made myself really quite unwell…

“Day five was 100% the hardest day of my entire life. Not a doubt in my mind. I genuinely was scared for myself and my health.”

But she later added: “I would live day five, the hardest day of my life, I would live that every single day for the rest of Bambi’s life just to make sure she has everything that she needs.”


She also said that the day they revealed Bambi’s name was a ‘really really hard day’ as thousands left unpleasant comments on social media.

She said: “I think I was just brought back down to planet Earth very very quickly, of like how nasty this world can be.”

Molly-Mae spoke too of why she chose to have an induction – and it was largely down to Tommy’s boxing schedule and his upcoming ‘gigantic fight’ with Jake Paul.

She said they ‘needed to have a rough understanding of when Bambi was going to be making her arrival’ so that she didn’t have to do it without Tommy by her side.

Tommy Fury with Molly-Mae in her birth story video. Credit: YouTube, Molly-Mae

In the vlog, Molly-Mae described the pain she felt before she was given an epidural. She said: “10 minutes after that gel was inserted – the pain, guys. It’s no joke. That wasn’t even contractions. The pain I was experiencing was not contractions, and the way I was crying, screaming, nearly throwing up… the nurses were looking at me like ‘This is going to be a long day’.


“I’m not gonna sit here and say ‘I took it like a champ, I breathed through those pains, I had it under control’ – I didn’t have it under control. I was in pain and it was really really hard.”

She also said that she ‘that down there’ would ‘never be the same again’ after having a vaginal birth and receiving two stitches, with Tommy watching the whole thing.

“I was push push push push pushing,” Molly-Mae said. “She was coming out of me and I could feel it – it was incredible.

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“To be honest with you, I’m sure I’m gonna get loads of questions like ‘What did it feel like’, for me it did actually feel like I was doing a poo.

“And by the way, did I do a poo in birth? Yes I did, I think. The doctors were like ‘don’t worry about it’ but I’m 99.9% sure I did, I could smell it.”


Tommy pops up in the vlog, saying: “It was like a science class but in real life. It was the best thing I’ve ever seen in my life. It’s the most beautifullest thing, it’s so pure. You can’t describe it.

Credit: YouTube, MollyMae

“Single-handedly the best thing that’s ever happened so far and the best thing that will ever happen in my entire life. Work, holidays, whatever, it just doesn’t compare to being a father and having your own family. It’s the best feeling in the world. I love that little girl.”

Addressing Molly-Mae, he said: “You went up a hundred gazillion percent in my book. The respect – I had a lot of respect for women anyway because what they go through with periods and stuff like that, but birth is a completely different level. After seeing that and experiencing what she went through – men are pretty much useless to be honest.”

Bambi’s birth was all filmed, but Molly-Mae says the ‘vulnerable’ video is a difficult watch.

“I can barely watch my video back myself,” she said. “I think I’ve watched it back once with no volume, and I bawled my eyes out. I just feel like I’ll never ever be able to show it to anyone.”

Featured image: YouTube, MollyMae