Jacqueline Jossa health: Ex Eastenders star’s scary incident during her pregnancy

Jacqueline Jossa health: Ex Eastenders star’s scary incident during her pregnancy

Former EastEnders actress, Jacqueline Jossa, 27, will be gearing up for this years, I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here. Jacqueline, who quit her role in the soap last year, is excited for viewers to discover the real Jacqueline as the show which marks her first-ever reality TV appearance. She is a proud mother of two daughters, Mia 15 months and Ella, four. It was during her second pregnancy that a frightening incident occurred.

Speaking about the experience on her YouTube channel, Jacqueline said she was concerned at how little her baby was moving.

“I went to the hospital, just because I wasn’t feeling as much movement, the expectant mum said in her video.

“It’s a completely different pregnancy [to my first] altogether which is fine, but I wasn’t feeling the baby move perhaps as much as I should have done.

“I think it’s always best to check if you don’t know, you gotta check it out.”


“They did a number of tests and they did send me for a scan because they said my bump is quite small.

“At 30 weeks I was measuring 26 which is quite scary. I didn’t really know what to think but it turns out everything is OK, I just need to keep an eye on things.

“Everything is going really well and we’re looking good.”

A woman starts to feel her baby move between 16 and 24 weeks of pregnancy.

For first-time expectant mothers, they may only feel movements until after 20 weeks.


Why feeling a baby’s movement is so important

The NHS said: “If your baby is not well, they will not be as active as usual, which means less movement can be a sign of infection or another problem.

“The sooner this is found out the better, so you and your baby can be given the right treatment and care. This could save your baby’s life.”

Movements of a baby in the stomach could feel like a gentle swirling or fluttering. As the pregnancy progresses, feelings of kicking and jerky movements may be experienced. The NHS said: “If you have not felt your baby move by 24 weeks, tell your midwife. They’ll check your baby’s heartbeat and movements.

Speaking to the Daily Mail, Jacqueline said: “I want to show I am fine, I am up for a laugh and that I will go for it and try my best.

“It’s going to be so difficult going in the jungle as me and that’s definitely going to be the hardest part.

“I’ve never done a show where I have been myself. And I am also scared of everything – especially spiders.” Jacqueline is married to Dan Osbourne and is also step-mum to Dan’s son Teddy, five.

Published at Tue, 12 Nov 2019 17:22:00 +0000