Kimberley Walsh: baby on its way?

The heavily pregnant Girls Aloud star says she's having Braxton Hicks contractions


Pregnant Kimberley Walsh is due to give birth to her first baby any day now, and she’s noticing her body’s changes as it prepares for labour.


In fact, the 32-year-old has revealed, she’s already been having a few Braxton Hicks contractions.

“The baby is descending south and the Braxton Hicks help move that process along. They’re not painful at all, though – my stomach just goes rock hard for a bit,” she’s been telling OK! magazine.

Braxton Hicks (sometimes called ‘practice contractions’) are completely normal and can actually be felt as early as 16 weeks into pregnancy – although many mums never have them at all. They’re often painless but it’s more common to experience uncomfortable Braxton Hicks if you’ve had a baby before.

Kimberley is also experiencing a shortness of breath as she nears her due date.

“I’ve also noticed that I’m finding it harder to breathe now as I near the end of my pregnancy. I noticeably find myself gasping for breath,” she says.

The mum-to-be expects to be waiting until at least the due date to meet her newborn, but her best mate Cheryl Fernandez-Versini has her own theory.

“Cheryl said, ‘If it’s like its dad Justin, it’s not going to come out in a rush,'” laughs Kimberley. “‘But if it’s like you, then the baby will come right on time!’ It’s true – I am known for my punctuality.”

Photo: Instagram / Kimberley Walsh

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