Kiwi star Anika Moa opens up about her baby daughter's 'scary' birth

Publish Date
Tuesday, 2 April 2019, 8:15AM
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Anika Moa has opened up about the "scary" birth of her daughter, Marigold Tui Grace Utting-Moa, who was born via emergency caesarean.

Speaking to Woman's Day, Anika said she was told she would have to be induced three weeks early, and realised her "hopes of a natural birth were not going to plan".

"It was pretty scary, but I just had to dig deep and tell myself I'd be having this baby soon."

Anika said she leant on her wife Natasha Utting for support when she was told she needed the caesarean.

"You know when you're on a plane and there's turbulence, and you look straight at the air hostess to see if she's showing fear? But Natasha was great. She didn't look frightened at all," she told the magazine.

Marigold was born on February 18, Anika and Natasha's second wedding anniversary. The couple also have Soren, four, Utting's biological child, and twins Barry and Taane, seven, who Moa shares custody of with her ex-wife.

Moa shared the Woman's Day cover on her Instagram, revealing Marigold to the world for the first time.

"Welcome to the world, my love. Gotta get her modelling now - start them young aye," wrote the singer.

"She is perfect in every way, plus she looks exactly like ME! Show mom all da way. Sorry, it took so long to show you pics but here she is and we adore her."

This article was originally published on Spy and is republished here with permission.