Pop Idol winner Michelle McManus reveals how "lucky" she feels to have the NHS in Scotland after a "challenging" pregnancy.

We told yesterday how the Glasgow singer, 39, announced the birth of her son Harry John Nimmo. 

The Former Glasgow Times columnist told how she is "bursting with happiness" - and has since praised the "angels" who work within our country's hospitals for helping her through it.

Michelle, who has type 1 diabetes, says she has been left "eternally grateful" for the constant support. 

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She wrote: "We will never be able to thank the staff at the Princess Royal Maternity Hospital in Glasgow for the care and attention they’ve given us over the last nine months to ensure our darling son was delivered safely into the world.

"As a type 1 diabetic my pregnancy was to be a little more challenging but thanks to the constant support from the phenomenal Diabetic and Obstetrics teams at the Princess Royal I sailed through it with no complications, something I could never have done on my own.

"When it came time for me to go into hospital to deliver my wee baby boy I was placed in the care of the staff from wards 71-73.

"From the minute I arrived it was made clear to me what safe hands we were in and the level of attention and round the clock care that was given to all of us in the wards will stay with me for the rest of my life."

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Michelle, who married husband Jeff Nimmo in 2017, welcomed baby Harry into the world last month - but only made the announcement public this week.

She added: "I was in awe of the entire team, they never stopped, nothing was a problem and they made childbirth one of the most incredible experiences of my life so far, and for that I’ll be eternally grateful.

"We are so so lucky to have our NHS in Scotland. 

"To each and every one of the incredible staff I met during my week in hospital I want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything you did for me and my family.

"You gave me the light of my life in my son and I’ll be forever in your debt.

"To think of our country without our NHS is unimaginable so here’s to supporting our National Health Service and all the angels who work within it".