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Lauren Goodger excitedly announced she’s expecting a girl in an exclusive gender reveal with new magazine last week, but her joy was soon dampened when she felt forced to hit back at mum-shamers.
The 34-year-old former TOWIE star was accused of putting her unborn daughter at risk by one Instagram follower for eating pineapple – which they claimed was dangerous.
After admitting she spat out the fruit, Lauren posted on social media that she had since been advised pineapple was perfectly safe and fumed at the follower for making her panic.
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“Lauren loves interacting with her followers and speaking to other mums, but unsolicited opinions really annoy her,” a source told new magazine.
“When it comes to motherhood, everyone has an opinion and Lauren thinks the mum police just need to give it a rest and stop scaring people.”
“She got really panicked about the pineapple situation and it turned out to be wrong. She’s always been open with the fact she suffers with anxiety, so things like that don’t help at all.”
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And the magazine’s source insisted that Lauren, who is set to welcome her first child with boyfriend Charles Drury, 23, in July, will keep taking on the trolls.
They continued, “Lauren has been trolled so badly in the past, so she’s not afraid to fire back at any mum-shamers – and she won’t be afraid to in the future, either.”
“She won’t let anyone ruin her experience of motherhood. She hopes that everyone understands that everyone parents their children in different ways. No two ways are the same and there’s no right or wrong.”
The source added, “If Lauren wanted opinions, then she would ask for them. She doesn’t need unsolicited advice and she wishes the mum-shamers would get off her back.”
Lauren previously hit back after she was mocked over her bump shortly after announcing her baby news. “People have even accused me of having a fake bump. It’s totally crazy,” she explained in January.
“It can be frustrating and annoying. But at the end of the day we are happy, we are having a baby. Keep your opinions to yourselves and f**k off.”
She added, “I’m constantly explaining myself when I shouldn’t have to. I’ve never been horrible to anyone, I’ve never hurt anyone. I’m not a bad person. I’m only human and I do have a lot coming at me. Eventually that stuff will break you down. That’s why I suffer from anxiety – I can’t take it from every angle.”
Despite her difficulties, Lauren is staying positive and looking forward to becoming a mum.
Opening up about having a baby girl, she told new, “I’m a girls’ girl, so it’s amazing for me. I love the fact I’m having a little girl – my little girl. I can dress her how I want and do all the girlie things. People say, ‘I couldn’t see you with a boy.’ I do really want a boy as well, but I’m just really happy I’m having a girl – a mini-me!”
She added, “I’ve got the cot, the pram and everything’s on order. I’ve got loads of clothes and I’m constantly looking at baby stuff.”
After announcing her pregnancy earlier this month, EastEnders actress Louisa Lytton has candidly discussed the struggles she faced during her first trimester.
Louisa, who is expecting her first child with fiancé Ben Bhanvra, told how she battled with “guilt” as she overindulged on junk food, including McDonalds and takeaway pizzas. “I’ve never felt hunger like it. I think every 5-10 minutes in fact,” the 32-year-old wrote on Instagram.
“On average I think I ate 56 McDs and 74 pizzas a week. I couldn’t stop. Poor Ben would make a whole roast dinner on a Sunday and I’d be queuing at a drive thru 30 minutes later.”
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“And CHEESE, I carried cathedral cheese bites around in my pocket at work to eat behind a set wall when no one was watching.”
Louisa went on to describe the feeling as “a 24/7 seven day a week hangover”, and explained, “The only thing that would subside the sickness was salt and ketchup. Now I know I’m lucky I could stomach food, I know some people simply can’t?”
Admitting she now feels much better, she continued, “I felt such guilt, how could I give this baby such a terrible start. I’m out the other side now, and I wish I just relaxed a bit more and didn’t cry into every portion of chips.”
Louisa then added, “I’ve had a lot of people ask about my experience of the first few months, all I can think of is the UberEats man at the door. So I wanted to share and ask, PLEASE TELL ME I WAS NOT ALONE? Love you all, thanks SO much for the wonderful messages it really means a lot.”
Louisa first announced her baby news on Mother’s Day in an Instagram video. Standing with Ben and showing off her bump in the clip, she captioned the post, “Dear Mum, If I am a fraction of the mother you are, I know I’ll be the best.”
“You have held my hand for 32 years, you have taught me right from wrong, corrected my spelling, and helped me see the light at the end of every single tunnel. And now you will guide me to becoming a mummy. (Just try not to move yourself in or Ben might leave).”
Binky Felstead and her fiancé Max Darnton are eagerly anticipating the arrival of their baby son in June, but the former Made In Chelsea star opened up about her struggles with fatigue and feeling frustrated that she needs to slow down.
Posting a picture of her bump on Instagram, Binky, 30, told her followers, “Gosh I’m tired! Juggling a lot of ‘balls‘ at the moment which I love as I’m working on a few things I’m really passionate about – however my energy levels are beginning to tell me to slow downnnn… which I hate.”
“I’m not very good at ‘chilling’ there’s always things to do isn’t there?! – and I don’t ever like taking a lunchtime nap which so many people say to do! Can’t wait for a bit of normality now.”
The star – who is already a parent to three-year-old daughter India with former MIC star Josh Patterson – recently opened up about relaxing her usually energetic fitness regime during her pregnancy after suffering a miscarriage last summer.
Speaking on the Made By Mammas podcast, Binky said, “I was doing all sorts with India. I did bootcamp without knowing I was pregnant with India, so I was doing burpees – it was high intense training.”
“So, this time around, they say be active and you can get on with things, but I just had in the back of my head just to take it way more chilled and slowly.”
She added, “I didn’t need to do my running or exercises, instead I just lay around a lot and got Max to bring me food. I just didn’t want to risk anything. My friends were all saying to stop exercising, just chill and, of course, it’s more mentally for me.”
Binky added that she’s the happiest she’s ever been and she and Max cannot wait to become a family of four.
“Of course, it’s hard but it’s bloody exciting,” she said. “It’s so rewarding. I’m the happiest I’ve ever been. For you mummies out there, it’s the best time ahead. Of course, there are ups and downs, but you can do it.”
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Binky’s confession comes after she admitted earlier this month that she wouldn’t “be able to fully relax” until she holds her son in her arms, following her devastating loss.
Taking to Instagram Stories, she wrote, “I’m so grateful I was able to get pregnant again, and am finally on the ‘homestretch’ after what has felt like a long & nerve-wracking road.”
“Pregnancy after a miscarriage doesn’t come without anxiety – I don’t think I will be able to fully relax until this baby boy is in my arms.”
As she prepares for the arrival of her third daughter, Casey Batchelor has been left feeling upset after receiving comments about her figure.
“Casey gets really annoyed at people judging the size of her bump,” a source close to Casey told new. “At the end of the day, all women have different-sized bumps – it’s just the way different people carry babies. People need to realise their opinion may knock someone’s confidence or make them feel self-conscious.”
Taking to Instagram, Casey, 36, recalled how someone had commented on her “very large” stomach. She wrote, “So today I was told ‘Wow you look like you’re about to POP!!!’ I mean yes, I get very large bumps, and yes, I do look like I’m about to pop!! But I’ve still got 3 months to go!”
The model, who is also mum to Florence, two, and 14-month-old Sadie with her businessman fiancé Dane Goodson, added, “So if I look like I’m about to ‘POP’ now, what am I going to look like in 3 months,” alongside a laughing face emoji. “I guess where I’m so short I have no place for the baby/bump to go apart from ‘out’.”
The magazine’s source added that while Casey tries to not let it affect her, the little digs can bring her down.
“You wouldn’t comment to someone’s face about their weight, so why comment on something so personal like their bump?” the source continued. “Casey knows that she gets a big bump during pregnancy, as she is 5ft 2in and there’s nowhere else for the baby to grow but outwards.”
“She tries to ignore the comments as best she can, but with pregnancy hormones she can feel sensitive about it. She’s only human.”
Casey has also admitted she’s feeling “anxious” about having her hands full with three children aged three and under.
“I know it will be really tough, but we’ll get though it,” she said.
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