Millie Mackintosh has admitted she is ‘starting to feel the strain’ as she enters the third trimester of her pregnancy.
The reality star, 30, detailed her feelings in an Instagram post on Wednesday, explaining she is suffering from constant heartburn and struggling to sleep as her body adjusts to the final three months of carrying her ‘precious baby’.
The former Made In Chelsea personality said her feet are ‘aching so much she can only wear slippers or trainers’ and revealed she’s even struggling to walk at times after experiencing a ‘flare up of pelvic girdle pain’.
Mummy to be: Millie Mackintosh has admitted she is ‘starting to feel the strain’ as she enters the third trimester of her pregnancy
Millie wrote: ‘Pregnancy update – Entering the third trimester and oh boy is my body starting to feel the strain of carrying this precious baby around.
‘My feet are aching so much I can only wear slippers or trainers. Hugo even suggested crocs to wear around the house! (not sure I’m there just yet!).
‘The heart burn is pretty constant and I’m REALLY struggling with sleep (3am wake up calls are no fun), it’s just so hard to get comfortable!
‘More recently I’ve been experiencing a flare up of pelvic girdle pain which makes it painful to walk sometimes…..???? No wonder I’ve been feeling super emotional.’ (sic)
Millie told her Instagram followers she is trying to keep moving, while enjoying plenty of ‘down time’ and reminding herself to put her feet up ahead of the arrival of her baby girl with husband Hugo Taylor, 33, in May.
Bumping along: The reality star, 30, explained she is suffering from constant heartburn and struggling to sleep as her body adjusts (pictured with husband Hugo Taylor, 33)
She added: ‘I’m aware it’s important to keep moving in your third trimester so I have my physio advising on my exercise, as movement will make me feel better both physically, mentally and emotionally.
‘With a gentle routine of swimming, Pilates and specially adapted exercises from @bodybysimone hopefully will elevate some of the symptoms.
‘More importantly I have to remind myself to allow plenty of down time, putting my feet up and focusing on enjoying the last few months before we meet our baby girl! The excitement is just too much!
‘If anyone has any tips on how to manage pelvic girdle pain, it would be hugely appreciated! #28weekspregnant #thirdtrimester.’ (sic)
The former fashion designer recently discussed her ‘dwindling’ self confidence as she adapts to the changes her body is undergoing during pregnancy.
Babymooners: Millie and Hugo enjoyed a pre-baby trip to Florence, Italy, last weekend; the couple tied the knot in June 2018 one year after he proposed
Cravings: The former Made In Chelsea personality said her feet are ‘aching so much she can only wear slippers or trainers’ and revealed she’s even struggling to walk at times
Writing on Instagram last month, Millie said: ‘As my bump gets bigger I am in total awe of what my body is capable of. It’s a wonderful feeling to know that you’re sharing your space with such precious cargo.
‘However that doesn’t mean that I haven’t had days/weeks where I felt my self confidence slowly dwindling! I particularly found the transitioning weeks from 1st trimester into the second most difficult.
‘I was unsure of my body and its new found shape. It’s like being an awkward teenager again, figuring out what styles suit your ever evolving silhouette.’
She continued: ‘To say I have loved every second of watching my body expand wouldn’t be honest, it has been a real transition and at times scary as I haven’t felt like me.
‘But today was a good day! I put on a cute dress (stretchy knit of course) and headed out the door for meetings with confidence and pride of my bump! Tomorrow who knows……. taking each day as it comes!’
Getting ready: Millie and Hugo have recently moved into a new home in west London and are stocking up on all the baby essentials ahead of the arrival of their first child in May
The reality star also detailed her battle with ‘severe anxiety, vomiting and mood swings’ in an emotional social media post about her ‘rollercoaster’ pregnancy journey to date.
Writing on her Instagram page in December, she said: ‘My pregnancy journey so far… I’m not going to lie it’s been a bit of an emotional rollercoaster.
‘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!’
Millie told her followers she was finding it difficult to keep her mental health in check amid fears surrounding the birth of her baby girl and how she will ‘cope’ when the little one arrives.
Opening up: The former fashion designer recently discussed her ‘dwindling’ self confidence as she adapts to the changes her body is undergoing during pregnancy
She added: ‘Trying to keep on top of my mental health is proving a little trickier 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 (sic) 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.’
Millie and Hugo tied the knot in June 2018 at his uncle’s country estate, Whithurst Park in West Sussex, one year after he proposed during a holiday to the Greek island of Mykonos.
The couple briefly dated during their Made In Chelsea days back in 2011 and reunited in May 2016 shortly after Millie’s split from her first husband, rapper Professor Green, 36.
Millie was married to the musician, real name Stephen Manderson, for two-and-a-half years before they announced their split in February 2016.
Tough: Millie admitted her journey to motherhood has been ‘a bit of an emotional rollercoaster’ so far as she detailed her battle with ‘severe anxiety’