Former Strictly Come Dancing star Gemma Atkinson is currently pregnant with her and professional dancer Gorka Marquez’s baby, and she’s been finding it a rough ride.
On her Instagram, Gemma wrote: “Today’s post is the glamorous subject of Kidney infections! Yes, I’m going there. I’ve had 3 so far during pregnancy and this morning I was diagnosed with my 4th. The first two I knew nothing about, the third one floored me and I actually ended up in A&E with it back in early April.
“Apparently some woman are just prone to them (I’m clearly not a doctor but I was told it’s because our uterus is so close to the bladder. It apparently sits directly on top of it and the increased weight can block the drainage of urine causing an infection) The joys!
“During mine & Gorks cinema trip I started with back ache but Avengers was a long ass movie so I thought maybe that’s why. Alas though last night came the fever, aches, cold sweats and nausea In fact I pretty much looked like the exorcist At first I felt a tad embarrassed going to the Docs with just ‘back ache and sickness’ but thank God I did.”
Gemma added: “I recognised my symptoms from last time, caught it quickly so it’s not as bad as the last one (thankfully) and its currently being treated. There’s lots of changes happening in our bodies when pregnant and it’s always better to have a check up, for peace of mind if nothing else. The NHS have been wonderful in looking after me but in the nicest way possible I don’t want to see any of them again until I’m due to deliver.”
Recently, the star hit out at people who said that she would cast aside her dogs once her baby arrived.