Pregnant Frankie Bridge Has A Refreshingly Indifferent Attitude To Baby Weight Gain

·Editor, Yahoo Life UK

Despite her celebrity status positioning her in the limelight pretty much non-stop, Frankie Sandford is adamant that she doesn’t care if she puts on lots of weight during her second pregnancy.

The Saturdays singer battled with weight gain from water retention during her first pregnancy and was the victim of many cruel jibes.

The Strictly star is five months pregnant with her second child [Instagram/Francesca Bridge]
The Strictly star is five months pregnant with her second child [Instagram/Francesca Bridge]



And she hasn’t had it easy with her second pregnancy, either.

Currently five months pregnant with her second child, she’s still suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum – the same pregnancy side effect that Kate Middleton had. It’s a severe type of morning sickness that’s left her eating lots of carbs because it’s the only food type that stops her feeling sick.

Frankie was criticised for putting on weight during her first pregnancy in 2013 [Rex]
Frankie was criticised for putting on weight during her first pregnancy in 2013 [Rex]



But unlike many other celebrities and mums-to-be, Frankie isn’t fussed by any extra weight she may put on.

“Everyone expects you to stay a size six or eight during pregnancy and then go back to normal afterwards – but that’s not realistic,” the singer told Closer magazine.

“People are too quick to judge. I couldn’t care less if I put on 4st with this one, you just deal with it each time. If I didn’t have hyperemesis gravidarum, I wouldn’t feel the need to eat carbs every day, but I have to otherwise I feel sick.”

Frankie's already a mum to Parker and pregnant with her second child [Instagram/Francesca Bridge]
Frankie's already a mum to Parker and pregnant with her second child [Instagram/Francesca Bridge]



Drew Barrymore is another celeb mum who has gained our support with her healthy take on baby weight.

Rather than getting stressed out about snapping back to her pre-pregnancy figure, the mum of two is learning to love her body as it is.

Drew with her beautiful babies, Olive and Frankie [Instagram/Drew Barrymore]
Drew with her beautiful babies, Olive and Frankie [Instagram/Drew Barrymore]



While a lot of women do put on too much weight during pregnancy using the age old excuse of ‘eating for two’, plenty of other mums obsess over shedding their baby bump and any excess weight as soon as possible – even during pregnancy.

Gaining too little weight can cause lots of different problems such as premature birth and a baby with a low birth weight, the NHS advises.

It can also mean that your body isn’t storing enough fat, which is needed to make breast milk after your baby’s birth.

Let your yoga instructor know you're pregnant before starting a class [Rex]
Let your yoga instructor know you're pregnant before starting a class [Rex]



Weight gain in pregnancy varies hugely, and differs from woman to woman. The majority of pregnant women put on between 10kg and 12.5kg – most of which is put on after the 20-week point.

But rather than weighing yourself constantly, the best thing you can do is eat a balanced diet and around the amount you would pre-baby and exercise regularly. Just remember to check with your GP or midwife before starting any new workouts or classes.

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