Janet Montgomery took to Instagram to explain the harrowing story about why her first child, daughter Sunday, was delivered via emergency cesarean section

By Claudia Harmata
March 06, 2019 04:15 PM
Janet Montgomery and daughter Sunday
Janet Montgomery/Instagram

It’s a girl for Janet Montgomery!

Along with boyfriend Joe Fox, the New Amsterdam star and This Is Us alum welcomed daughter Sunday Juno Fox on Friday, March 1. Montgomery announced the birth on Instagram Sunday, sharing photos of her newborn.

“And just like that, life was never the same again,” the British actress, 33, captioned the first snapshot of baby Sunday, before following up with a second that revealed her first child’s name and birth date.

On Monday, the new mom got candid about her daughter’s difficult delivery at New York–Presbyterian Hospital in N.Y.C. with a two-photo set showing herself holding Sunday and a second solo snapshot.

“We were discharged from [the] hospital today and I want to say a huge thank you to the wonderful nurses and doctors at New York Presbyterian Labor and Delivery,” she wrote. “We went in Thursday evening when my contractions started and after a grueling 22 hours of laboring, me and baby both got sick. My incredible doctors called that our beautiful baby girl was in distress and I had contracted a uterus infection.”

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Janet Montgomery
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“Dr Raymond Wong who has been on this journey with me from the beginning of my pregnancy kept me and my baby safe and calm in one of the scariest most precious moments of my life,” Montgomery recalled, explaining that “Sunday was delivered via emergency [cesarean section] at 8.59pm and from every single doctor, nurse, PA I encountered in my four days in hospital I felt nothing but confidence from.”

“Not only are they all great at their jobs but they go the extra mile with love for their patients,” the actress continued. “So thank you all of you. Most people get excited to leave hospital but I am a little sad because I love you all so much!”

“The first photo was taken 2 days after my delivery and the second photo was taken one day after,” Montgomery told her followers. “I wanted to share both so you can see the real real. I was incredibly swollen after surgery and my feet and legs still are! C section recovery is no joke 😱”

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The couple, who have been dating since November 2017, first shared their pregnancy news with PEOPLE last November.

“We are absolutely thrilled to be able to finally share the news and [I] couldn’t be more excited for this next chapter in my life,” Montgomery, said. “I’ve always wanted to be a mother but didn’t expect to be lucky enough to do this with my best friend.”

Montgomery — who has also starred in The Romanoffs and Salem — is now the star of NBC’s medical drama New Amsterdam, where she plays Dr. Lauren Bloom. The actress has shared many sweet photos of herself and Fox, a creative director and copywriter, on her Instagram account.

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The pair got matching fox tattoos on their forearms in November, and Montgomery shared a photo of the body art where fans could also catch a glimpse of her growing belly for the first time. Fox also tattooed Montgomery’s surname on his upper arm.

“Find a man who loves you this much. Don’t settle for less,” Montgomery captioned the latter snapshot.

The Black Swan actress has also kept it real on her social media throughout her pregnancy, sharing some of the not-so-glamorous moments throughout her nine months.

“Third Trimester. One word, uncomfortable,” she wrote in December alongside a photo of her pregnant belly.

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