New Mom Alexis Neiers Describes Baby Harper's "Beautiful and Traumatic" Birth Following Emergency C-Section

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    The birth of Alexis Neiers' first child didn't go just as she had planned—but, happily, she has a healthy baby girl in her arms all the same.

    Daugher Harper Elisabeth Haines, the former Pretty Wild star and reformed Bling Ring member's first child with husband Evan Haines, was born on April 24 at 6:10 p.m.

    "It was the most intensely beautiful and traumatic experience all at the same time," Neiers exclusively tells E! News about Harper's birth. "I was 37 weeks and six days pregnant when my water broke at 4:30 in the morning.

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    "I had planned on having a home birth in water all along, and this is what I did, right up until the last moment," the 21-year-old revealed. "I made it through the entire 12-hour labor, medication-free, and had been pushing for over an hour, when my midwife did a check and calmly informed me that the baby was breach and that we needed to go to the hospital—now.

    "The movies don't do it justice," Neiers continued. "Evan drove that little Prius faster than it had ever gone before. There's me in the back seat, in nothing but a robe, no shoes, nothing underneath, doing everything in my power not to have that baby right then and there. You should have seen the look on everyone's faces when I made my way into the hospital—haha!"

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    Neiers and Haines knew they had a little princess on the way, the expectant mom having tweeted pics from her decidedly pink-tinted baby shower.

    Upon arrival, "they put me right into surgery for an emergency C-section," the proud new mom recalled. "When they placed Harper into my arms, the whole experience became so worth it.  Although it wasn't the birth I had planned on, it was the best thing for both Harper and myself. And I'm just so happy that she's happy and healthy."

    Agreed. Congrats to the whole family!

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