Zoë Foster Blake recently shared a candid reflection about what she wished she had known about pregnancy before welcoming her two children.
The 41-year-old also revealed she suffered chronic pain while pregnant on the Australian Birthing Stories podcast, on Sunday.
She recalled experiencing extreme bouts of morning sickness in the early weeks of her first pregnancy with eldest son Sonny, now seven.
Beauty guru Zoë Foster Blake reveals her struggle with chronic pelvic pain during her pregnancy with eldest son Sonny, now seven
'I just felt like I wanted to sleep and die a little bit, and you're expected to function as a normal human being because you can't tell anyone yet,' she said.
At about 25 weeks pregnant, the Go-To Skincare founder recalled being unable to walk during shooting pains in her hip area, which later became chronic at 32 weeks.
She said the pain was first thought to be Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction (pain in the pelvic area during pregnancy), and tried treatments and workouts, but to no relief.
After giving birth, the beauty guru sought the help of an osteopath who diagnosed her with Osteitis Pubis, which is inflammation and degenerative changes in the pubic symphysis.
Rough pregnancy: In the early weeks, she experienced extreme bouts of morning sickness and after reaching the mid way point of her pregnancy felt shooting pains in her hip area that worsened as she approached her due date
Painful: After giving birth, the beauty guru sought the help of an osteopath who diagnosed her with Osteitis Pubis, which is inflammation and degenerative changes in the pubic symphysis. Zoë added that it took her over six weeks to get back on her feet again
'I had actually fractured my pubis, I was on crutches, I was puffy and swollen and generally having a really tough time,' she said.
Zoë added that it took her over six weeks to get back on her feet again.
'She offered me treatment and relief as well as support and long-term aid, and along with a very strict Pilates regime I managed to avoid the same issue in my second pregnancy,' she said, referring to her second pregnancy to daughter Rudy, now four.
The brunette beauty also revealed that she had gestational diabetes while pregnant and noted that with the diagnosis, she was to developed healthy eating habits to help balance her mood.
Relief: Zoë said her osteopath 'offered me treatment and relief... along with a very strict Pilates regime I managed to avoid the same issue in my second pregnancy,' she said, referring to her pregnancy to daughter Rudy, now four. Pictured is Zoë, with her daughter and mother Gerda
This comes after she reflected on motherhood and the things she wished she'd known before welcoming children in Instagram post on Thursday.