It’s been a rollercoaster few months for ex-TOWIE fave Ferne McCann.
But the ride’s starting to slow down now, it seems, as she prepares for life as a single mum following news of her pregnancy.
The star’s biggest bug to bear at the moment is something many expectant women face – tackling the uncomfortable physical side effects of carrying a child, something she recently opened up about in an interview with OK! magazine.
“At first I had nausea, morning sickness, and was eating carbs to get rid of that feeling,” revealed Ferne, who we estimate is in her 17th week of pregnancy.
“I just wanted bread, cheese, pizza and biscuits. At around 12 weeks this turned into evening sickness.
“I was tired, I had to take naps in the day, which is so unlike me. The worst thing were the headaches that were almost like migraines. They would only go if I vomited.
“Apparently they’re really common. It’s just your body reacting to your hormones running wild.”
A headache so intense the only way to get rid of it is to puke? ?
As grim as it sounds, Ferne’s right in saying that these extreme migraines are fairly commonplace during pregnancy.
It’s said the throbbing head pain, nausea, sickness, blurred vision, tiredness and diarrhoea that can come with pregnancy migraines (and lasts anywhere from 4 – 72 hours) are actually caused by the hormone oestrogen being thrown out of whack with all the changes your body’s going through.
They can also be caused by certain foods, even the smells of certain foods, so you should be able to figure out your trigger pretty quickly.
Luckily for Ferne (and the rest of us), these intense migraines can be taken on with painkillers such as paracetamol, and other pain medications prescribed by your GP.
(Though some painkillers aren’t safe to take during the entirety of your pregnancy, so make sure you check what’s allowed and what’s not before taking anything).
There’s not much we can say to take away the pain, but personally we always find it helps to know you’re not the only one going through it ?
We hope she feels better soon ?
Images: OK Magazine