‘I have this unexplainable fear’: Pregnant Millie Mackintosh says she’s battling with ‘severe anxiety’ about childbirth and parenthood as she seeks advice from new mums
Millie Mackintosh has admitted she’s been battling with ‘severe anxiety’ throughout her pregnancy.
In an Instagram post shared on Wednesday, the formerMade In Chelseastar, 30, – who is expecting her first child with husband Hugo Taylor – revealed her journey to motherhood has been ‘an emotional rollercoaster’ as she candidly discussed her struggles with her health, both mentally and physically.
The socialite said she has been experiencing ‘unexplainable fear’ about childbirth and becoming a parent as she bravely sought advice from new mothers.
‘I have this unexplainable fear’: Millie Mackintosh has admitted she’s been battling with ‘severe anxiety’ throughout her pregnancy in a candid Instagram post shared on Wednesday
Millie – who is currently four monthspregnantwith a girl – started off her message by revealing she’s been breaking down in tears every week over her painful symptoms.
Alongside a throwback snap from when she was 13 weeks, the TV star explained: ‘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!’
First-time parents: The former Made In Chelsea star, 30, is expecting her first child with husband Hugo Taylor
Candid: The socialite revealed her journey to motherhood has been ‘an emotional rollercoaster’ as she discussed her struggles with her health, both mentally and physically
The media personality went on to explain how gestation has had a challenging effect on her mental health, and has been combating her negative thoughts with meditation.
She elaborated: ‘Trying to keep on top of my mental health is proving 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.’
Millie also detailed her fears about her unborn baby’s health, childbirth and stepping into the role of a new mother.
‘Recommendations are welcome’: Millie said she has been experiencing ‘unexplainable fear’ about childbirth and becoming a parent as she bravely sought advice from new mothers
The blonde beauty added: ‘I have found over the last few month 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’!’
Reality star Millie ended her post by asking fellow mothers about how to minimize her worries.
She shared: ‘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.
‘It’s been an emotional rollercoaster’: The TV star – who is currently four months pregnant with a girl – revealed she’s been breaking down in tears every week over her painful symptoms
‘Recommendations for good books & podcast always welcome (photo taken at 13 weeks) #happyhumpday #18weeks #babygirl.’ [sic]
Millie confirmed in recent weeks she is expecting a girl due in May 2020, revealing her baby joy in an interview with Hello! earlier in the year.
She shared: ‘I’m so excited it’s a girl. I would’ve been delighted with either, but when I found out we were having a girl, I suddenly realised this is what I really wanted.’
Millie and Hugo, 33, 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, 35.
Millie was married to the musician, real name Stephen Manderson, for two-and-a-half years before they announced their split in February 2016.
Loved-up: Millie and Hugo, 33, tied the knot in June 2018 at his uncle’s country estate Whithurst Park, in West Sussex, one year after he proposed