Robbie Williams and Theodora

Robbie Williams Reveals Daughter's Dramatic Birth

19 Oct 2012

Robbie Williams kept his calm and cut his daughter's umbilical cord even though he was terrified when it got caught around her neck during birth

Robbie Williams was terrified when his daughter's umbilical cord got caught around her neck during birth.

The Candy singer admitted the experience was hugely frightening for himself and his wife Ayda Field but he managed to keep his cool and cut Theodora's cord.

He told The Sun newspaper: ''I cut the cord but, bless her, I cut it while she was still inside Ayda. Teddy was going blue because the umbilical cord was caught around her neck. I had to be quick with the scissors. It was like the first 30 minutes of Saving Private Ryan down there. It was like Ayda vs Predator. She'd say the same thing. It's an image that won't go away.''

Robbie also revealed he is in awe of women who go through labour as he found it difficult enough to witness it.

Speaking about the gas and air offered to women in the hospital, he said: ''I had loads of it. I was looking at my mother looking at me. Every time Ayda had a contraction I thought, 'I can have gas and air too.' I've got such huge respect for women who have babies.''

Despite the trauma, Robbie is now happier than he has ever been.

He said: ''Ayda went into labour at 4am and at 3.15 in the afternoon Teddy popped into my world and it changed my life. It was cosmic -- it's a magical, magical moment. She's got a bit of acid reflux but she's such a chilled baby. I enjoy changing nappies and I really like being a daddy. I don't want to be anything other than a daddy and a husband. Life's pretty perfect right now.''