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14th Apr 2019

Gemma Atkinson is being praised for her honest instagram post about pregnancy

Rebecca O'Keeffe

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Fair play to her.

The lovely Gemma Atkinson has taken to instagram to share a candid post about what her pregnancy has been like.

The actress is currently expecting her first baby with Strictly pro dancer Gorka Marquez.

She posted a snap of herself milling into some pizza, and captioned it:

“Since I posted the videos of me training during pregnancy I’ve had lots of messages from pregnant ladies saying “I wish I had the energy” or “I look massive and I’m only so many weeks” or “all I want to do is eat and sleep” The last thing I want is for any woman to not feel like they are doing ok.

“So today, I wanted to share one of the days when I’m NOT doing my training and NOT having my green juice and NOT doing my meditating because I do have those days as well.”

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“Y’day my day started at 4am and finished at 8pm. I was so exhausted I felt sick.”

“I know there’s millions of woman who have been pregnant before me & there will be millions more after me and from that what I know is that EVERY pregnancy is different. Today I didn’t shower, I came home from work, I put my trackies on, I lay with the dogs and for my tea I’ve ordered this large pizza just for me!”

“I’m basically a sloth.”

“Some days I feel like that and that’s because I’m growing a human (even when I wasn’t pregnant I had those days) There’s always someone saying “wait until baby comes, then you’ll be tired” etc etc… YES I know. My sister has 3 children and I’m fully aware of how hard it can be. That doesn’t mean I’m not entitled to a lazy day now and then before my baby arrives.”

“If today like myself you’ve also been a sloth, don’t beat yourself up,” urged Gemma. “I try to make sure that my good eating & training days outweigh my sloth days and as long as I’m happy and healthy and my baby is the same, that’s all that matters. Pregnant or not, hang in there, you’re doing ace.”