Pregnant Ex-EastEnders star Melissa Suffield reveals anxiety

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She announced she was expecting her longed-for first child with her fiancé last month. 

And former EastEnders star Melissa Suffield discussed the pros and cons of pregnancy in an extremely candid Instagram post this week.

The star, who played Lucy Beale on the soap between  2004-2010, shared a photo of herself cradling her growing bump along with a brutally honest caption where she confessed to fearing her child will be a 'p***k'.

Fears: former EastEnders star Melissa Suffield discussed the pros and cons of pregnancy in an extremely candid Instagram post this week

Fears: former EastEnders star Melissa Suffield discussed the pros and cons of pregnancy in an extremely candid Instagram post this week

 The actress also told fans she had 'cellulite everywhere', a 'hairy belly' and had found pregnancy 'lonely.'  

Starting with the cons, she wrote: 'Pregnancy is wild y’all. Growing a person is a RIDE. -Cellulite everywhere. Like, arse, arms, thighs, even my knees. It is VERY annoying.

'My skin refuses to retain moisture. We’re talking a THICK serving of Eight Hour Cream all over my face every single night, and still waking up to a bone dry boat.

'HAIRY BELLY -The luscious locks I was promised refuse to appear. In fact my scalp feels so dry and tight it actually hurts. Again, nothing works to aid this.

Engaged: The star, who played Lucy Beale on the soap between 2004-2010, is expecting her baby with fiance Robert Brendan

Engaged: The star, who played Lucy Beale on the soap between 2004-2010, is expecting her baby with fiance Robert Brendan

 'Random loud hiccups at any time of day.

'Following no pattern, and with no warning- the runs. Maybe 5 times a day, maybe once a week. WHO KNOWS.

'I’m still taking naps. I NEVER nap.

'The anxiety is real. Will I still be me when I’m a mother? Will everything be ok? WILL MY KID BE A PRICK

'Pregnancy is lonely -Oh, the headaches. The headaches.'

Melissa then listed the pros of pregnancy and side effects she had been lucky enough not to experience.  

Expectant: The star, who played Lucy Beale on the soap between 2004-2010, shared a photo of herself cradling her growing bump along with a brutally honest caption where she confessed to fearing her child will be a 'p***k'

Expectant: The star, who played Lucy Beale on the soap between 2004-2010, shared a photo of herself cradling her growing bump along with a brutally honest caption where she confessed to fearing her child will be a 'p***k'

She wrote: 'BUT I’ve been lucky to avoid, vomiting (literally only three times, and one was a truly horrific public experience but that is a hilarious story for another time)

'Heartburn/indigestion (I think the random hiccups is linked to this but I’ll take them any day 

'Constipation- sh*tting is better than not sh*tting in my opinion.

'My leg hair growth has slowed waaaay down.

'I’ve been lucky to feel the kid for a while now. The kicks are awesome and very pronounced now.'

Fans praised the

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