‘I just felt really unwell and I’d managed to make myself quite anaemic… and I think the headaches were because of that’
‘I suffer badly with aching hips when I’m pregnant and last time it was so painful’
‘I’d stand in front of my open refrigerator dipping pretzels in cream cheese and stuffing them in my mouth’
‘I would throw cushions around the house in unwarranted fits of anger, and then feel ridiculous as I picked them back up’
‘It wasn’t morning sickness it was all day sickness! I had it for seven months.
I had to eat what I could keep down and I carried a dog poo bag to be sick in’
‘Pregnancy was the most incredible experience I’ve ever had. So I’ll take the stretch marks. I’ll take the sagging boobs. I’ll take the cellulite I can never get rid of’
‘I had my keys colour-coded and thought, ‘Should I use the yellow or green key to open the front door?’
‘My typical day is, I get up in the morning and, you know, figure out which room I’m going to go take naps in’
‘My fingers swelled a bit. I couldn’t get my wedding ring off if I tried.'
Denise Van Outen
‘Strangely, my feet grew a whole extra size and haven’t gone back – I’ve had to give a whole shoe collection away’