After giving birth to a healthy baby boy on Tuesday, doctors have advised the News Corp journalist to immediately begin chemotherapy treatment for a rare form of Leukaemia.
“It will be in the next couple of days, sooner than we thought,” Halliwell revealed to The Daily Telegraph.
“We were going to have a bit of time before (I started) but my levels have gone up a bit so they (doctors) are a bit more concerned than they were and that is why we had to have him at 36 weeks on the dot and not 37 so that I could start the treatment as soon as possible.”
Halliwell was diagnosed with cancer just forty-eight hours after finding out she was pregnant with her new addition, Tor Felix Biasotto.
The 31-year-old’s extraordinary story tugged at heartstrings worldwide after Halliwell made the courageous decision to push ahead with the pregnancy and delay her life-saving treatment, despite the risks to her health.
The Fashion editor will now face the prospect of taking the cancer-fighting medicine for the rest of her life. But both Halliwell and her partner, nick Biasotto are staying positive about the future.
“If I am healthy, then I can keep him healthy, the new mum said. “We are both very lucky. All is well that ends well. We are really over the moon.”
Halliwell took to Instagram yesterday to share the first pic of the newborn. Captioning the intimate shot of the tiny tot’s legs, she penned, “Welcome to the world #BabyBiasotto”