Made in Chelsea star Millie Mackintosh shares her struggles during her first pregnancy.

Giving birth and becoming a parent for the first time can seem very overwhelming. Manywomen struggle with anxieties about the new changes. Millie Mackintosh is pregnant and she shared a photo of her growing on her Instagram. She wrote a long caption about all of the struggles that she has been dealing with so far in her first pregnancy. She begins, “My pregnancy journey so far…… I’m not going to lie it’s been a bit of an emotional roller coaster, bursting into tears for no apparent reason has become a weekly occurrence (sorry Hugo!).” She continues, “coupled with nausea, vomiting (not just in the morning – the evening sickness was worse for me) heartburn, breakouts, headaches, mood swings, bloating, insomnia, seriously sensitive boobs, tiredness, cravings, sciatica and a constant metallic taste in my mouth which makes everything taste disgusting!”

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Millie shares that one of the hardest parts about her pregnancy has been the mental health struggles.She shares that she is not very emotionally stable during her pregnancy and she is struggling with anxiety about the impending birth of her child. She writes,”Trying to keep on top of my mental health is prooving a little tricker than usual. I’m still practicing mindfulness and daily meditation (as I normally would) but have had moments of severe anxiety on multiple occasions. I have found over the last few months that I have unexplainable fear which constantly switches from ‘something is wrong with the baby’ to ‘how I will cope when the baby arrives’ and don’t get me started on the ‘BIRTH’!” She concludes her post by saying, “I’m sure all new mums go through this and I am no different but would be great to hear from any of you who have been through similar things or have any suggestions on how to lessen these worries. Recommendations for good books & podcast always welcome 💗 (photo taken at 13 weeks)#happyhumpday#18weeks#babygirl

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My pregnancy journey so far…… I’m not going to lie it’s been a bit of an emotional roller coaster, bursting into tears for no apparent reason has become a weekly occurrence (sorry Hugo!) coupled with nausea, vomiting (not just in the morning – the evening sickness was worse for me) heartburn, breakouts, headaches, mood swings, bloating, insomnia, seriously sensitive boobs, tiredness, cravings, sciatica and a constant metallic taste in my mouth which makes everything taste disgusting! Trying to keep on top of my mental health is prooving a little tricker than usual. I’m still practicing mindfulness and daily meditation (as I normally would) but have had moments of severe anxiety on multiple occasions. I have found over the last few months that I have unexplainable fear which constantly switches from ‘something is wrong with the baby’ to ‘how I will cope when the baby arrives’ and don’t get me started on the ‘BIRTH’! I’m sure all new mums go through this and I am no different but would be great to hear from any of you who have been through similar things or have any suggestions on how to lessen these worries. Recommendations for good books & podcast always welcome 💗 (photo taken at 13 weeks) #happyhumpday #18weeks #babygirl

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Being a mother is so hardand there really is not easy part of the process. It is hard to be pregnant, it is hard to nurse and it is obviously difficult to raise a little tiny human. The birth of the baby is actually the easiest part about the entire thing! Millie is certainly not alone when she says the way she is feeling. This is very common to feel this way and it is completely normal.

Millie announced her pregnancy on November 10. She was wearing a long silver gown and holding her sweet bump. She shared on her Instagram and captioned the post, “So excited to announce that we’re expecting!!!” Everybody was excited about the announcement and was liked over 200,000 times on her social media page.

We are all very excited to be able to figure out the gender soon and continue watching her belly get bigger and bigger. Congratulations you guys!

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