ER star ALEX KINGSTON only appreciated how fortunate she was her baby
daughter didn't die during her birth - after a recent episode of the hospital
drama highlighted how close things had been.
The 41-year-old British actress - who plays DR ELIZABETH CORDAY in the
American programme - gave birth to daughter SALOME in 2001, but there was a
knot in the umbilical cord, which was also wrapped three times around the
And Kingston was amazed when she read the script for a new episode of the
TV show, and realised how near death Salome, now a healthy three-year-old, had
She says, "In a recent episode of ER, NOAH WYLE's character, CARTER, has a
baby which dies from the same condition.
"It didn't dawn on me how lucky she was until I read the script for the
Carter episode, three years later. Salome only survived because I had such a
long umbilical cord.
"I believe it happened because I was working so hard, filming through the
night. I was going up and down in a helicopter and, of course, the baby can
feel those things. I believe she got wound up - literally - by my working so