Sunday 22 July 2018

'I started to experience the first signs of a miscarriage again' - Apprentice star Jessica Cunningham on rollercoaster pregnancy

The Apprentice star Jessica Cunningham
The Apprentice star Jessica Cunningham
Jessica Cunningham was evicted from the CBB house
The Apprentice hopeful Jessica Cunningham, one of the final five candidates.
Geraldine Gittens

Geraldine Gittens

Former Apprentice star Jessica Cunningham (29) had a cause for double celebration when she rang in the new year on Sunday night.

The blogger, who shared her harrowing experience of a miscarriage with the public last year, has revealed that she is now pregnant with her fourth child.

Well, it is the start of the New Year, so best to start it off with how I mean to go on! WITH GOOD NEWS!!! We have a little rainbow baby on the way,” she told her Instagram followers.

“Alex and I went through a deeply upsetting miscarriage,” she wrote.

“However, I wiped myself off, readjusted my crown (as all queens do) and got on with life. (This included copious amounts of prosecco, chocolate and late night giggles)!”!”

Jessica told readers of her blog Mother of Maniacs that becoming pregnant again after a miscarriage can be a rollercoaster experience.

“You are stopped from allowing yourself to fully enjoy those moments of excitement. In fact, it’s a bloody emotional rollercoaster of constant worry of losing the baby and excitement of having a baby!”

Jessica has three daughters with Alistair Eccles, who took his own life in August 2017. This baby will be her first child with her boyfriend Alex.

Though excited with their new pregnancy news, Jessica soon became frightened when she experienced bleeds.

“I started to experience the first signs of a miscarriage again. Bleeding. I couldn’t believe it, what the hell was going?? Surely this couldn’t be happening again, upset and confused, I had to wait it out again and hope that it wasn’t what I thought.”

“This continued for around three to four weeks, on and off. (Which was an absolute mind f**k!) One day I would be happy and fun, then the next I would be sad, angry and confused about what was going on with my body!”

“Then one day it stopped for good, and I can safely say this is the only time in my life I’ve been grateful for fastening my trousers with a bobble, resembling a sponge, puking every hour with breasts that felt like they had been attacked by a giant and weeing consistently!”

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