Hurdler turned broadcaster Perdita Felicien gave birth to their first child, a baby girl they have named Nova Carol Felicien Campbell on Friday, April 26. Felicien’s partner is Toronto Star sports reporter Morgan Campbell. Both parents posted about the birth on Instagram.
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I know everyone was excited on Friday to see the long-awaited arrival of the Hall of Famer's kid.
And @perditafelicien delivered. Friday morning. Our first child.
Nova Carol Felicien Campbell
Mom & baby are doing well… pic.twitter.com/zAKMRpC9Vw
— Morgan Campbell (@MorganPCampbell) April 28, 2019
Felicien, who is from Pickering, Ont., is a 10-time Canadian champion, two-time world champion and two-time Olympian (2000 and 2004) who won gold at the 2003 world championships in Paris. She retired from professional athletics in 2013. She still holds the indoor Canadian record in the 60m hurdles.
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Sooo…I did a thing! 😎 Welcome to the world Nova Carol Felicien Campbell. 🎀 Your two middle names Carol & Felicien….One honours your loving paternal grandmother & the other the lineage of strong women led by your maternal grandmother. Baby girl you’re not even 48 hours old & your tribe loves you deep! ❤️ Let’s roll…🎉👶🏾⭐️ @morganpcampbell @cathy5848 @sfmorr11
Felicien writes that the name Carol is in honour of Campbell’s mother, and Felicien honour “the lineage of strong women led by your maternal grandmother.”
The baby’s original due date was next month, but Felicien hinted at a medical issue that made an early induction necessary. A broadcaster with CBC Sports, Felicien posted Instagram stories throughout her labour. At one point she can be heard saying, “I think it’s a boy.”