‘I’m struggling’: Pregnant Charlotte Dawson reveals she is ‘petrified and drained’ as she discusses battle with gestational diabetes during her third trimester
Charlotte Dawson has revealed she is feeling ‘petrified and drained’ as she battles gestational diabetes during her pregnancy.
The reality star, 28, who is now 31 weeks pregnant, shared a selfie lying in bed as she revealed diabetes has caused her to be frightened of what she is eating, while admitting she feels scared in the final weeks of her pregnancy.
She wrote: ‘I’m struggling….this is my reality face today!! I’m so hormonal it’s a joke I’ve not stopped crying & working myself up, I’m petrified, I’m drained.. I’m hardly eating cos I’m so scared of eating the wrong thing & spiking my blood sugar levels..
Brave: Charlotte Dawson has revealed she is feeling ‘petrified and drained’ as she battles gestational diabetes during her pregnancy
‘I’m hoping this gestational diabetes has something to do with how I’m feeling… the reason I’ve posted this … the truth is I’m not going to sugar coat how I’m feeling because I’d be lying to you all..
‘I show you all how fabulous everything is in my life… some days are so down & you ask me how and why I look so good all the time .. well the truth is it isn’t all fabulous…
‘But I’m feeling guilty for feeling like this I’m so blessed lucky and soooo positive normally. Feeling like this is sooo hard.
‘It’s mentally & physically stressful, I have so much ahead of me so much to do, my anxiety is taking over! I’m trying so hard to snap myself out of it but the only thing snapping me out of it is knowing there’s only 9 weeks left until we get to meet our angel …
Expecting a son: The reality star, 28, who is now 31 weeks pregnant, shared a selfie lying in bed as she revealed diabetes has caused her to be frightened of what she is eating
‘You’re worth all of this x love u all I need to remember everything will be ok stop putting so much pressure on myself & I’m too glam to give a chuffin damn x.’
Charlotte later posted a video in which she gave her followers an update on her pregnancy journey and said she had been ‘crying all the time’ as she prepares to become a mum.
She typed: ‘Ere we chuffin are.. that time of the week!! I mean I’ve had a weird week… it’s gone from my midwife saying his growth has gone smaller then his movements going quiet again then to me struggling so much with my gestational diabetes I’m scared to eat in case I eat the wrong thing & spike my blood sugar levels…
‘But so glad I can raise awareness for it !!!! I’ve had one of those days today… and it’s ok to be like & feel this, I’m only human and I’m going to be a mum!! It’s scary, nerveracking, daunting emotional & exciting!!
Struggle: She wrote: ‘I’m struggling….this is my reality face today!! I’m so hormonal it’s a joke I’ve not stopped crying & working myself up, I’m petrified, I’m drained..’
‘But this story time is also about hospital bag & what to pack in it.. I asked all you lovely lot this week what I need to pack and you were soooo helpful and you all asked me to share what they said!!
‘So hopefully everything I say will help my fellow mamas… we’ve got this, thank you so much for all your love & support love you all… appreciate you all so much xxxx
Charlotte is set to welcome her first child with fiancé Matthew Sarsfield just a week before what would have been her dad’s 90th birthday.
At their baby shower, the daughter of late comedian Les Dawson told OK! magazine: ‘So excited, we’re having a chuffing boy! We’re having a mini Matt! A mini Matt and a mini Les together!
‘I just am so excited to have a boy! So excited! A mummy’s boy!
Honest: Charlotte later posted a video in which she gave her followers an update on her pregnancy journey and said she had been ‘crying all the time’ as she prepares to become a mum
The TV stars have celebrated many milestones in recent weeks, as they announced their expecting their first child together in August and confirmed their engagement in September.
Charlotte took to Instagram to share the news after her beau got down on one knee in front of Les’ statue at Memorial park in Lancashire.
The funnyman passed away from a heart attack in 1993 aged just 62 when she was just eight months old.
This comes as Charlotte slammed a vile troll who ‘wished her a stillbirth’ on Wednesday, after she posted sweet photos of her baby bump.
Charlotte looked radiant as she posed in blue pyjamas for the stunning snaps, captioned: ‘Soz not soz.. I’m more comfehhh with my baba bumpilious out.’
However the star was left devastated when a troll commented: ‘Let’s pray for a stillbirth’ on her post.
The star called out the troll on her Instagram page, posting the comment with the caption: ‘Comments in my post like this, what the actual f***. Disgusting.’
On Thursday she also posted an emotional video where she revealed her mother had experienced a tragic stillbirth before she was born, making the vile comment even more hurtful.
She said: ‘Thank you for all your messages about that bl***y awful comment last night
Last month Charlotte decided to take a break from Instagram due to incessant trolling, and admitted she ‘used to be able to handle it’.
Glow: Charlotte is set to welcome her first child with fiancé Matthew Sarsfield
Charlotte’s post read: ‘I need a little break off here. I’m sick of the negativeness I’m getting.
‘There’s some awful comments, people hiding behind fake accounts and messages I’m receiving. I used to be able to handle it but being pregnant it gets you down.
‘In the meantime I want to help people at the foodbanks etc, please fi anyone knows more info send me on here… and also if anyone is raising money and helping. Send me the links. X’
The make-up artist then shared a poem sent to her by a friend describing the qualities of people named Charlotte, including being ‘genuine, down-to-earth, happy and trustworthy.
Famous face: The reality star revealed her baby is due just a week before what would have been her dad Les’s 90th birthday, on February 2, 2021 (pictured in 1992)