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Pregnant Ashley James reveals her pelvic girdle pain is 'out of control'


Ashley James has revealed that her pelvic girdle pain is ‘out of control’ and that she now depends on her boyfriend Tom for ‘pretty much everything’ as she enters the later stages of her pregnancy. 

Taking to Instagram on Sunday on the last day of her babymoon, the former Made In Chelsea star, 33, got candid about her struggles as she came to the 30 week mark. 

The blonde beauty posed poolside in a black bikini that showed off her blossoming baby bump during her trip to Cyprus with beau Tom Andrews. 

Struggling: Ashley James has revealed that her pelvic girdle pain is 'out of control' as she shared a bikini snap from her babymoon on Sunday

Struggling: Ashley James has revealed that her pelvic girdle pain is ‘out of control’ as she shared a bikini snap from her babymoon on Sunday

Explaining how the condition has worsened she penned: ’30 weeks today growing our water baby.  

‘This week my pelvic girdle pain has been out of control, and I’ve come to depend on Tommy to help me pretty much to everything (help me up and down stairs, prop me up with cushions in bed so I can TRY get some sleep between the pain, even get me on and off the loo!), but I’m beyond happy to be getting closer to meeting this little bean.’

She went on to tell fans her plans to get it sorted out, writing: ‘Next week I’ve got a few appointments to try and sort out the pelvic pain (thank you all so much for all your recommendations and advice, I really appreciate you). 

Me time: The blonde beauty posed poolside in a black bikini that showed off her blossoming baby bump during her trip to Cyprus with beau of Tom Andrews

Me time: The blonde beauty posed poolside in a black bikini that showed off her blossoming baby bump during her trip to Cyprus with beau of Tom Andrews

Tell all: Explaining how the condition has worsened she penned: '30 weeks today growing our water baby'

Tell all: Explaining how the condition has worsened she penned: ’30 weeks today growing our water baby’

‘In doing research I’ve learnt that in LOT of countries, physio is offered for free as part of the antenatal and postnatal care… It seems crazy that trying to fix PGP is a privilege for those who can afford it rather than a right. 

‘But hey, let’s focus on birth partners being allowed at scans and early stages of labour first.

‘But for now, I get to celebrate the last day of our babymoon in this wonderful little haven!’

Holiday: Taking to Instagram on Sunday on the last day of her babymoon Ashley showed off her bump in the flattering swimwear

Milestone: She is at the 30 week mark of her pregnancy

Holiday: Taking to Instagram on Sunday on the last day of her babymoon Ashley showed off her bump in the flattering swimwear

Progress: Ashley has been updating fans with every tiny detail of her pregnancy on her social media

Progress: Ashley has been updating fans with every tiny detail of her pregnancy on her social media

Earlier this week Ashley expressed her worry that she will ‘end up on crutches’ because of her pelvic girdle pain, which has lead to her wearing a maternity support belt. 

She wrote on her platform: ‘I feel like I’m talking about it so much at the moment but my Pelvic Girdle Pain is going from bad to worse so I’ve resorted to wearing my brace. It’s hard not to think of anything else!  

‘I had absolutely no idea what PGP was until I started to develop symptoms, but apparently about 1 in 4 women experience it during pregnancy.’

Beauty: Earlier this week Ashley expressed her worry that she will 'end up on crutches' because of her pelvic girdle pain, which has lead to her wearing a maternity support belt

Beauty: Earlier this week Ashley expressed her worry that she will ‘end up on crutches’ because of her pelvic girdle pain, which has lead to her wearing a maternity support belt

She continued: ‘Pelvic girdle pain is pain which is felt around the pelvic joints, lower back, hips and thighs. You can it in different severities, but mine is pretty severe right now.

‘I’m struggling to do basic things like walk, sit up and down without assistance, even lying on my sides is painful which is annoying given that’s how I’m meant to sleep. 

‘I’ve had a few physio sessions with @themummymot (and have just booked one in for when I’m back), and I’ve just been recommended a chiropractor.’

Honest: She wrote on her platform: 'I feel like I'm talking about it so much at the moment but my Pelvic Girdle Pain is going from bad to worse so I've resorted to wearing my brace. It's hard not to think of anything else!'

Honest: She wrote on her platform: ‘I feel like I’m talking about it so much at the moment but my Pelvic Girdle Pain is going from bad to worse so I’ve resorted to wearing my brace. It’s hard not to think of anything else!’

Ashley ended: ‘I’m still loving my pregnancy journey, but I’m worried I’m going to end up on crutches, and the smallest movements take so long.

‘But if anyone else has any recommendations I’d really appreciate it. Things I can do or should avoid? Please help!’ 

The cause of PGP is unknown, with some doctors blaming it on a hormone imbalance, although this is not proven.

It’s estimated the condition – also called symphysis pubic dysfunction – affects one-in-five pregnant women and, in severe cases, leaves the sufferer unable to walk through pain, with some experiencing lasting effects after the birth. 

Exciting news: Ashley is expecting her first child with her partner of nine months Tom Andrews

Exciting news: Ashley is expecting her first child with her partner of nine months Tom Andrews

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