Millie Mackintosh has opened up about maternal mental health during her first pregnancy.
The Made in Chelsea star recently revealed she’s expecting a baby girl with her husband Hugo Taylor.
Taking to Instagram, the 30-year-old revealed that looking after her mental health has been “trickier than usual”, as she’s been feeling very anxious.
“My pregnancy journey so far… I’m not going to lie it’s been a bit of an emotional roller coaster,” she wrote.
“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 proving a little tricker than usual. I’m still practising mindfulness and daily meditation (as I normally would) but have had moments of severe anxiety on multiple occasions,” she revealed.
The reality-TV star said she has an “unexplainable fear” about the birth of her daughter.
“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’!”
Admitting she knows she’s not the first new mother to have worries, Millie asked her followers to get in touch if they had any advice for her.
“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,” she concluded the post, asking fans and followers for their advice.
Millie and Hugo are expecting their first child together after tying the knot in 2018.