Louisa Litton has spoken out on fighting the coronavirus soon after giving birth to her first child last month.
The EastEnders actress, 32, who plays Ruby Allen on the BBC soap, welcomed daughter Abha with her fiancé Ben Bhanwra in September—but the couple both contracted the coronavirus soon after their newborn arrived.
Louisa explained during an appearance at Loose Woman on Thursday: ‘It was difficult because I had a long labor that resulted in an emergency c-section and as we were finding our feet, we both got covid.
Shock start: EastEnders actress Louisa Litton, 32, talks about fighting COVID, soon after giving birth to her first child in four weeks last month, Aura.
‘So it hasn’t been the best start, but she’s been totally fine, so that’s all we can really ask for.’
The star explained that she did her best to prepare herself for parenthood, but admitted that there was nothing that could prepare her to be a mother.
She said: ‘I don’t think anything prepares you. I read every book, I talked to every friend and that is the best thing that has happened to us, but it is tough.
New parents: The star who plays Ruby Allen on the BBC soap welcomed her daughter with her fiancé Ben Bhanwra, but they both contracted coronavirus soon after birth
Louisa is currently taking time off from EastEnders after giving birth, but says she will happily return to the show in the future, and may even let Aura star as her on-screen child. .
‘Yes I could,’ she said. ‘Of course, if I go back, it will be with a child, should she want to be a part of it, who knows.’
The couple were expecting a boy during Louisa’s pregnancy and were surprised when they welcomed a little girl.
Speaking: Louisa on Loose Woman said: ‘It was difficult because I had a long labor that resulted in an emergency C-section and as we were finding our feet, we both got covid’
Sweet: Luisa admits they struggled to name her at first because she and Ben were considering boy names, but they eventually settled on Aura
Louisa admitted that they struggled to name her at first because she and Ben were considering boys’ names but they eventually settled on Aura.
“Throughout our pregnancy, we thought we were having a boy, so we had a short list of girls’ names and boy’s names,” Luisa said. ‘But we forgot the girls’ names. Ben found it somewhere…
‘When we had her, it was such a shock to the system that we didn’t name her for the first few days because we didn’t think about it, so we went back to the list and it looked like it was the name of her. Most suitable.’
Secret fight: Luisa revealed on Instagram that she contracted COVID-19 on Sunday. ‘Kicked it out of the house’ after a secret fight with
Luisa revealed that she had secretly battled Covid earlier this week, when she shared pictures of herself on Instagram imploring herself to be born in a pram.
She told her fans that she was ‘unable to taste’ due to ‘long covid’ and also said that washing her hair was ‘September’s biggest achievement’ but added that she is ‘getting back on track’ .
The actress wrote: ‘Kicked out of the house today! *takes a bow* Its official Instagram pic The days of the occasion are over.
Update: The soap star, who welcomed a daughter last month, told her fans she was ‘unable to taste’ due to ‘long covid’
Mother-in-law concludes: ‘Abha was asleep when we ate a full meal (which I couldn’t thank Covid for a long time)’ [sic]
‘It’s as good as it gets Washing my hair was the biggest achievement of September. Wait, it’s October now.’ [sic]
The mother-in-law concluded: ‘Aura slept when we ate a full meal (which I couldn’t thank Covid for a long time) but I think we’re on the right track, I won’t change it for the world. The love bubble continues.’ [sic]
This comes after Luisa revealed that she has named her daughter Aura Olivia after welcoming her first child after three days of labor.
Louisa told Ok! magazine, ‘He…