Meet the gorgeous babies born in Bucks during the coronavirus pandemic.

We asked for pictures of your lockdown bundles of joy and you did not disappoint - we were inundated with photos.

Three lockdowns coupled with stringent rules and guidelines have meant it has been a difficult and anxious time for many expectant couples.

These gorgeous tots were born to mums and dads around Bucks who have had to cope with restrictions brought about by the pandemic.

Many of the mums told the BFP what it was like being pregnant and/or giving birth during a pandemic.

A reader who only wanted to be known as Sadie, from Chesham, said: "It was the most challenging thing I’ve had to experience in my life so far.

"Going to appointments and scans all alone, and in the end my pregnancy was complicated so I was going in nervous and alone every two weeks.

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"The birth experience was easier than I thought, with all the midwives, doctors and nurses making me feel at ease."

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While Jo Butler, from High Wycombe, who gave birth to Korie Tackley Butler at Royal Berkshire Hospital, said: "It’s been challenging to have missed out on so many little things that we would have loved to have happened - from a baby shower, bump photo shoot and sharing the last 10 weeks of our pregnancy with family, to missing out on baby groups, support and our daughter's first Christmas Day without family.

"But we know how blessed we are to have such a happy, healthy baby girl and to have been able to enjoy so much time together as our new little family unit."

And Claire Chapman, who suffered from high blood pressure throughout her pregnancy, said: "The hardest part was my husband not being able to attend the scans and only being able to visit for an hour a day when we were in hospital.

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"Thankfully he was there for the birth as had to have an emergency caesarian due to [her son] Adam's heart rate dropping."

She added: "Adam is such a joy and is always smiling."

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A number of the parents also appreciated having the extra time with their newborns, with Clare Couzens saying: "It was hard being pregnant during lockdown and being induced alone, but it was good to spend so much time at home adjusting to the new member of the family," while Natalie McLay said: "Once baby was here - very difficult. Lonely at times but it has allowed me to have the most incredible bond with my baby boy [Lyall], and has allowed us to have a great routine where sleeping is sussed."

Fiona Williamson, from Hyde Heath, who had daughter Sophie on June 10 last year, said: "It was hard not seeing family and friends and not having Daddy to visit in hospital but we also enjoyed a lot more family time with Daddy, which has been a true blessing."

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And Chloe Farmbrough, who gave birth to Lydia at Stoke Mandeville, praised hospital staff, calling them "the true heroes" of the pandemic.

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She said: "It was very difficult with the restrictions in the hospitals and attending scans alone. It was hard with my husband having to leave very quickly after birth and only being able to visit for a couple of hours a day.

"[But] most importantly. I want to acknowledge the incredible care, kindness and understanding that I have experienced with from the midwives, healthcare assistants and students at my hospital and birth centre.

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"They are true heroes of this pandemic and I am constantly in awe of them.

"No matter the restrictions, a baby brings so much joy, love and most importantly, hope."

From the sounds of it, staff at various hospitals in the area did a fantastic job in keeping parents-to-be calm and happy.

The precious bundles of joy may have arrived at a time when the world is in a strange place but that doesn’t matter to them – they just know they are part of loving families and their arrivals brought some much welcome cheer in difficult times.