Pregnant Gemma Atkinson has had to go back to hospital after she was left “vomiting all night” while suffering from her fourth water infection of the pregnancy.
The 34-year-old former soap actress said she was “looking like the exorcist” as she went to A&E to find out what was causing the pain.
Writing on Instagram , Gemma said: “Today’s post is the glamorous subject of Kidney infections! Yes, I’m going there.
“I’ve had 3 so far during pregnancy and this morning I was diagnosed with my 4th.
“The first two I knew nothing about, the third one floored me and I actually ended up in A&E with it back in early April. Apparently some woman are just prone to them”.
Gemma had been watching Avengers: End Game with her Strictly boyfriend Gorka Marquez and she thought it was a case of acute back pain, until the sickness struck.
Speaking directly to her followers, Gemma continued: “During mine & Gorks cinema trip I started with back ache but Avengers was a long ass movie so I thought maybe that’s why.
“Alas though last night came the fever, aches, cold sweats and nausea. In fact I pretty much looked like the exorcist.
“At first I felt a tad embarrassed going to the Docs with just ‘back ache and sickness’ but thank God I did.
“I recognised my symptoms from last time, caught it quickly so it’s not as bad as the last one (thankfully) and its currently being treated.”
As this wasn’t the first time that Gemma has required the assistance of the NHS during her pregnancy, she was once again thankful for all their help, though she admitted it would be nice to be ‘left in peace’ until she goes into labour.
Gemma continued: “There’s lots of changes happening in our bodies when pregnant and it’s always better to have a check up, for peace of mind if nothing else.
“The NHS have been wonderful in looking after me but in the nicest way possible I don’t want to see any of them again until I’m due to deliver”.
Gemma is due to give birth this summer and thanked her fans for the kind messages she has been receiving.
She decided to take a little easier though and posted photos of her relaxing on the sofa with her dog, in the hope that a fifth infection could be kept at bay.
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