Sam Faiers has revealed the real reason she didn’t want to find out the sex of her unborn baby during pregnancy, saying she felt pressured by her partner Paul Knightley to have a boy.
The reality TV star, who welcomed her first child Paul last year, was discussing parents’ expectations and disappointments when it comes to their babies’ gender on a panel for Channel Mum.
Talking about her own experience with finding out the gender of her baby, Sam said she felt under pressure from her partner Paul to have a boy, and recommended expectant mothers to wait to find out their baby’s gender if that’s the case with them.
‘Some men really want boys and the mum feels under pressure as if it’s their fault, and I think if that’s the case in a relationship definitely keep it a surprise because when that baby is born whether it’s a girl or a boy the dad is unconditionally going to love that baby anyway’, she said.
‘Paul really really wanted a boy, and he was like ‘as long as I’ve got my son you can have five girls’ and I was like ‘oh god pressure’, but when I gave birth, girl or boy at that moment it would not have mattered in the world because the baby is there and it’s healthy, so I think that’s a good idea if the guy wants one sex.’
But even though Sam waited until giving birth to find out the gender of her child, the 26-year-old said she always knew it was going to be a boy.
‘I kept the sex of my baby a surprise, but I knew it was going to be a boy, I just knew. I would have been so surprised if I had a girl.
‘I was convinced, I don’t know I had a feeling, all those kind of old wives tales, the strings, the Chinese chart, I did it all and it all came out to be a boy, but even before doing that I just knew.’
The former TOWIE star also discussed future baby plans. When asked if she would like to have more girls or boys, Sam said she would like to have a girl, but a majority of boys.
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‘Well, it’s strange. Whereas I’ve got Nelly as my niece, I was there at the birth up until now in her life almost every single day and I’ve had my sister, so I love that bond you have if you have a daughter, but I do want boys, I would like to have a little girl but majority boys.’
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