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04th Feb 2019

Deliciously Ella opens up about her pregnancy, revealing she felt ‘lonely’ at 8 weeks

Amy Nolan

Deliciously Ella opens up about her pregnancy, revealing she felt 'lonely' at 8 weeks

She took to Instagram to update her followers on how she is finding pregnancy so far.

Last week vegan cookbook author, Deliciously Ella announced the exciting news that she and her husband Matt Mills are expecting their first child together.

Since then, she has followed up with a message of gratitude to her followers, thanking them for their support:

“The sense of love from this community was nothing short of extraordinary, it made our hearts burst and knowing we’re bringing a baby into the fold of such wonderful people is the most beautiful idea.”

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Since then, the 27-year-old has been inundated with questions about her pregnancy and she took the time to answer some FAQs in her latest Instagram post.

She fell pregnant very quickly saying:

“We were incredibly lucky, and truthfully we got pregnant within a week of saying let’s just see what happens.”

And she knew very quickly as she honestly revealed:

 “I knew within about a week that we were probably pregnant as things in my body started to change so quickly. I felt so sick, cripplingly sick and exhausted in December and I took weeks off work for the first time in years. I sat in bed, watched so much Netflix, I mostly ate chips and crisps at this point, broccoli made me gag.”

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The brunette beauty who is currently on holidays with her husband said the first few weeks of pregnancy were the hardest:

“Someone wrote to me here a few days ago saying how lonely they felt at 8 weeks and I totally relate to that, I felt really lonely some days. I was scared to get attached, checked for blood obsessively every time I peed and turned to google for every possible concern.

I didn’t want to tell too many people, I was too sick and tired to really do much and too worried about possible issues pre 12 weeks to let myself think it was real. Our 12 week scan felt like a miracle and a complete turning point.”

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The mum to be assured fans she will update them further in the coming episode of her podcast, which comes out tomorrow.