ACTRESS Amy Walsh fears Emmerdale’s grueling stories will harm her unborn baby.
She even sought medical advice because her character Tracy Metcalfe’s on-screen life was so stressful during her pregnancy.
Tracy has struggled with postpartum depression while also dealing with a breakup from Nate Robinson and his infidelity in ITV soap.
Amy, 34, announced the joy of her stepchild alongside her partner, the EastEnders star Toby-Alexander Smith, in September.
The actress explained, “It was a very strange time because the early days of my pregnancy were at the height of my sex life.
“The content was heavy and there were a lot of emotional scenes, so I checked with my midwife to make sure that crying all the time at work couldn’t affect the baby.
“She asked me if I enjoyed my job and if I left feeling happy and satisfied. When I told her, she explained that I would get endorphins from doing good work and that it was different for me to personally go through that turmoil.
“She said if I experienced it for real it would be 24/7, but this is me faking it for a few hours a day.
“It’s quite tiring, but I just need to regroup. I feel nauseous, so I really want to eat a handful of nuts or satsuma every 15 minutes.
“Emmerdale didn’t know for the first few months, but once I told them they were great. They said if I didn’t feel comfortable with any of the stories, they could make it less dramatic, but by then I’d already filmed most of it. ”
Amy is currently on maternity leave and viewers are preparing to say goodbye to Tracy.
Her struggle to forgive Nate led her to kick him out of their home.
Tracy hints that she may also have plans of her own when she tells Charity she has been offered a promising job in Nottingham.
https://www.thesun.ie/tv/8203157/emmerdale-baby-amy-walsh/ Amy Walsh says I’m afraid to cry all day because the grueling storyline on Emmerdale will harm my unborn baby.