The former EastEnders star confirmed she was pregnant by posting a selfie on Instagram four weeks ago as she wrote: "Well, FANCY THAT 🤰🏼"
More recently, Melissa updated her fans
about her pregnancy: "Pregnancy is wild y’all. Growing a person is a RIDE. -Cellulite everywhere. Like, arse, arms, thighs, even my knees. It is VERY annoying.
"-My skin refuses to retain moisture. We’re talking a THICK serving of Eight Hour Cream all over my face every single night, and still waking up to a bone dry boat.
"-HAIRY BELLY -The luscious locks I was promised refuse to appear. In fact my scalp feels so dry and tight it actually hurts. Again, nothing works to aid this.
"-Random loud hiccups at any time of day.
"-Following no pattern, and with no warning- the runs. Maybe 5 times a day, maybe once a week. WHO KNOWS.
"-I’m still taking naps. I NEVER nap.
"-The anxiety is real. Will I still be me when I’m a mother? Will everything be ok? WILL MY KID BE A PRICK
"-Pregnancy is lonely - Oh, the headaches. The headaches.
"BUT I’ve been lucky to avoid
"-Vomiting (literally only three times, and one was a truly horrific public experience but that is a hilarious story for another time)
"-Heartburn/indigestion (I think the random hiccups is linked to this but I’ll take them any day
"-Constipation- shitting is better than not shitting in my opinion.
"-My leg hair growth has slowed waaaay down.
"-I’ve been lucky to feel the kid for a while now. The kicks are awesome and very pronounced now. #futuredancer"