Kate Ferdinand has revealed she is suffering from “unbearable” back pain during her first pregnancy.
Former The Only Way Is Essex star Kate, 29, is expecting her first child with husband Rio, 41.
Kate has candidly been sharing updates on her first pregnancy with fans on her Instagram ever since she announced she was expecting with a sweet video.
And now Kate has given fans a glimpse into the uncomfortable side of pregnancy as she shared a photo of herself sitting on birthing ball and cried for help.
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The photo shows Kate’s reflection as she takes the snap in the window of her and Rio’s stunning home.
Kate added a time stamp of 6.50am to show fans that the discomfort is stopping her from sleeping.
She then wrote on top: “Help!
“This back pain in becoming unbearable” followed by a series of upset face emojis.
It comes after Kate admitted to fans she was “struggling” with her pregnancy in a candid post.
Kate posted a photo of herself wearing a black vest top, which is hugging her blossoming bump, and a pair of black leggings along with a pair of grey slippers as she sits on the floor of her home.
As she shared the photo with her 1.3million followers, Kate opened up about the things she is finding difficult in the lengthy caption.
She wrote: “Although in my last few posts I’ve been dressed up…. today I felt I had to share my reality of being pregnant day to day.
“I don’t feel comfy in anything but leggings and a vest right now, and by the end of the day even the leggings are swapped for PJ bottoms!!”
Kate admitted she sometimes feels insecure as she said: “I’m always looking at other pregnant women online and thinking ‘god I don’t look like her’, and I really don’t want anyone to feel like that looking at my posts.
“Sometimes social media can really make the glamorous moments outweigh the norm. But this is me.”
Kate then candidly confessed: “The truth is, I am hugely struggling with my lower back and groin! I’ve always had back problems but this is really taking its toll I don’t like to moan too much on here but the reality is I am struggling some days it’s manageable and others by the end of the day Its a struggle to even stand up.
“Getting my head around losing the ability to move freely is difficult at times, especially with 3 kids and dogs flying around the house like lunatics ….”