Gemma Atkinson has revealed she was rushed to hospital last month with a kidney infection.
And it seems the star has been blighted by them throughout her pregnancy, currently suffering with her fourth one.
Sharing an image of a fed-up looking baby on Instagram, the actress told how she ended up in A&E in April as a result of the infection.
I actually ended up in A&E with it back in early April.View this post on Instagram
Today’s post is the glamorous subject of Kidney infections! Yes, I’m going there. I’ve had 3 so far during pregnancy and this morning I was diagnosed with my 4th. The first two I knew nothing about, the third one floored me and I actually ended up in A&E with it back in early April. Apparently some woman are just prone to them (I’m clearly not a doctor but I was told it’s because our uterus is so close to the bladder. It apparently sits directly on top of it and the increased weight can block the drainage of urine causing an infection) The joys! During mine & Gorks cinema trip I started with back ache but Avengers was a long ass movie so I thought maybe that’s why. Alas though last night came the fever, aches, cold sweats and nausea 👍🏼 In fact I pretty much looked like the exorcist 🧟♀️ At first I felt a tad embarrassed going to the Docs with just “back ache and sickness” 🙄 but thank God I did. I recognised my symptoms from last time, caught it quickly and its currently being treated. There’s lots of changes happening in our bodies when pregnant and it’s always better to have a check up, for peace of mind if nothing else. The NHS have been wonderful in looking after me but in the nicest way possible I don’t want to see any of them again until I’m due to deliver 😂 🙏
She wrote alongside the image: "I've had three so far during pregnancy and this morning I was diagnosed with my fourth.
"The first two I knew nothing about, the third one floored me and I actually ended up in A&E with it back in early April.
"Apparently some women are just prone to them (I'm clearly not a doctor but I was told it's because our uterus is so close to the bladder. It apparently sits directly on top of it and the increased weight can block the drainage of urine causing an infection) The joys!
"During mine & Gorks cinema trip I started with backache but Avengers was a long ass movie so I thought maybe that's why.
"Alas though last night came the fever, aches, cold sweats and nausea. In fact I pretty much looked like the exorcist."
She went on to admit she "felt a tad embarrassed" to go to the doctors at first as it was just "backache and sickness", but that she was really glad she did as it was caught quickly and is now being treated.
After urging pregnant women to always get checked out for reassurance, she finished by praising the NHS - but insisting she doesn't want to see them again until she's due to deliver.
Fans were quick to send their get well wishes - and empathise, with many sharing their own stories of kidney infections during pregnany.
Gemma has kept fans updated on her pregnancy journey as she prepares for her first child with boyfriend Gorka Marquez.
She recently thanked her other half for helping her through her pregnancy.
The 34-year-old, who met Gorka on Strictly in 2017, began her Instagram message with: "A post for my fella @gorka_marquez because I've had a lot of lovely praise in pregnancy but you dads play a huge part in keeping us feeling safe and looked after."
She went on to explain all the caring things Gorka has done since she has been expecting.
"From back rubs when baby is laying funny, to getting up in the night with me when I can’t sleep, helping me carry my things, reading with me all the baby blogs, coming to my appointments and encouraging me daily that everything will be ok when push comes to shove. (literally) 😂," she continued.
The radio host wanted to stress how dedicated Gorka has been, despite his hectic work schedule, which often takes him away from home.
He has recently been away on the Strictly professionals tour, which travels around the UK.
Gemma added: "All of the above you do in between the most hectic work schedule. I feel so lucky to have you in my corner and I’m grateful to have you in my life Gorks. Mini Marquez is so lucky having you as papa."
Gorka, 29, replied with a sweet response. He wrote back: "I love you!!!!♥️😘 I'm the lucky one."
Fans then branded their relationship "perfect" and insisted they are "couple goals".
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