Jacqueline Jossa has revealed that she recently had a scare when she couldn’t feel her baby moving.
The former Eastenders actress is currently expecting her second child and is due to give birth in the next few weeks after what sounds like a challenging pregnancy.
“My first pregnancy was so straightforward. This has been more difficult and I don't think I could have gotten through it without the support and guidance of my midwife,” she told the Belfast Telegraph.
“I recently couldn't feel the baby move, which was so scary. It was wonderful to get reassurance that everything was fine from the midwife.”
Jacqueline’s family have a tragic history with cot death, which led to concerns about her own pregnancy.
She said: “My mum sadly lost two babies through cot death before I was born. Although there's no apparent hereditary link, it does make you a bit more nervous - but again, the midwives have been reassuring.”
Jacqueline’s sister Katrina revealed their family heartbreak earlier this year when she ran the London Marathon to raise money for charity The Lullaby Trust.
“I am raising money for the Lullaby Trust, a fantastic charity for a cause close to my heart. Some people know my family's story and some will not but I hope it touches you all enough to understand how important this charity is for all of the families who have suffered a loss of a baby in this way,” she wrote on her GoFundMe page.
"I personally lost two baby brothers, one due to cot death and the other was put down to cot death although he died in hospital due to an illness caused by lack of oxygen at birth.
"The devastation on my family has been clear to see and I can't think of any challenge bigger or more fitting to show my love for the charity and my support to my family in moving forward.”
This is Jacqueline’s second pregnancy after she gave birth to daughter Ella in 2015. Although it was thought that they had split after a series of rows, the baby’s father Dan Osborne recently revealed that he will move back into the family home after the birth.
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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West - Chicago West
Mcfly's Danny Jones and wife Georgia had Cooper Alf Jones earlier in the year on 27th January. The couple who married in August 2014, had been trying for a baby since the end of 2016.
Danny and Georgia Jones - Cooper Alf Jones
Aston and Sarah announced they were expecting in September 2017. They got engaged in December and welcomed their first child on 30th January 2018.
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After Kylie keeping quiet for months and trying to keep her pregnancy as secret as possible, she gave birth to Stormi Webster on 1st February this year.
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Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps and his wife Nicole welcomed Beckett on 12th February this year to join Boomer who they had back in May 2016.
Michael and Nicole Phelps - Beckett Phelps
Coleen and Wayne had another baby boy, Cass, on 15th February of this year joining Kai, Klay and Kit.
Coleen and Wayne Rooney - Cass Rooney
Lead singer of Maroon 5, Adam Levine and supermodel wife Benati Prinsloo had their second child on 15th February this year.
Adam Levine and Benati Prinsloo - Gio Grace
The pair had their first child together, Mia Love Thicke on 22nd February.
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Eddie Redmayne and Hannah Bagshawe had their second baby on 10th March to join Iris May, who was born in June 2016.
Eddie Redmayne and Hannah Bagshawe - Luke Bagshawe
Khloe and Tristan had True Thompson on 12th April. True will grow up with many cousins around her of the same age with Kylie and Kim both having babies this year too.
Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson - True Thompson
The most eagerly awaited baby of the year, Royal baby Louis was born 23rd April joining Princess Charlotte and Prince George.
Prince William and Kate Middleton - Louis Arthur Charles
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and Lauren Hashian had Tiana on 23rd April. In his heartfelt Instagram post Dwayne talks about 'skin to skin' with his new born Tiana.
Dwayne Johnson and Lauren Hashian - Tiana Gia
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