SHE HAS recently revealed that she’s expecting her first child, a baby boy – but for now, former Towie star Jess Wright has revealed her fear of giving birth and become a mother.
Speaking on the Fabulous, Things I Told My Daughter podcast, former Towie star Jess Wright, 36, revealed all about early menopause, egg freezing and her pregnancy journey.
Speaking to host Peta Todd, reality TV favorite Jess said: “I don’t know how I’m going to do it. I’m scared.”
Last November, the former Towie star announced that she was expecting her first child with husband William Lee-Kemp.
Jess and William got married in September in Mallorca surrounded by friends and family including her brother Mark Wright and his wife Michelle Keegan, and just six weeks later, they revealed that they were expecting.
But Jess and William’s pregnancy didn’t go smoothly, and with fears of an impending early menopause, they decided to freeze Jess’s eggs.
Jess decided to freeze her eggs after her mother Carol, 61, went through menopause at the age of 41, while her late grandmother Pat also went through early menopause.
Jess said: ‘It was just in case, because my mother basically went through menopause at a relatively young age. And so is my nan Pat.
“And I’ve heard of some girls going through it like it was five years before their mother, when they went through it early. So I started to panic that because of the pandemic, if the wedding was going to have to be postponed, again, I could enter menopause anytime soon.
“And I know it’s a bit dramatic. But you know, when you go down a little hole when you do the research, and then you start to panic, and we were in a position where we could do it. So we just thought to ourselves, let’s just do it.
“But not only that, my eggs will be of a much better quality when they are younger. So we don’t know how long it will take to get pregnant. And you know, if we want two or three, then at least my eggs will be of better quality, hopefully younger so we can always use them in the future.”
After fearing that she would experience early menopause, Jess was determined to raise awareness about it as much as possible.
“We don’t really talk about menopause too much,” she said. Now it’s starting to change a bit. But it’s just now that I’m in my 30s, I’ve been through this finally, yet for many years just blinked to know what menopause really looks like, and it’s coming to all of us. at some point in time.
“I feel like we grow up saying, ‘Oh, I’m going to get married and have a lot of kids,’ and actually, in reality, it’s not that easy. And I think back then people would have a lot younger children, whereas now women have more options and opportunities. A lot of us want them later in life so we can enjoy ourselves and go out and do our dreams and everything else.
“It definitely, should definitely become a less taboo subject and something that very young women should be aware of. I want to make the girls aware of it, because a lot of girls will sit there and think, ‘You know what, she’s right. I am 35 years old. My mom went through her youth, maybe I should consider freezing my eggs’. ”
Although Jess made the decision to freeze the eggs, the couple ended up getting pregnant naturally and very quickly.
Jess explains: “We froze our embryos last year, but then we didn’t really have to use them because we fell naturally. Very, very, very fast, that’s crazy. ”
Jess’s pregnancy has been a tough one, but she loves spending time relaxing on the sofa before the big day.
She said: “I’m fine, I’m uplifted. I get nauseous some days, and then some days I feel completely fine. That’s just the weirdest thing. It’s almost like a hangover feeling if you don’t drink alcohol.
“Honestly, I just spend my days at home watching TV on the sofa. So really a perfect excuse to eat carbs and relax. I had a pretty easy pregnancy. I’m not really sick with it. So that’s always a good thing.”
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Becoming a mother is an exciting but difficult process, and Jess is not immune to these feelings at all.
She continued: “Everybody says you lose your freedom as soon as that child is born in about 25 years. Let’s just do it every day when it comes – one day we’ll feel excited. The next day, we felt overwhelmed, but I was really excited.
“Anyway, I am very exemplary. I’ve always loved children, and I love taking care of someone. So I think it has to be great, but it’s definitely scary.”
Talking about having a baby, Jess added: “I don’t know how I’m going to do it. I’m scared. But I think every woman knows it’s going to come out one way or another.”
- Fabulous magazine’s Things I Told My Daughter podcast is back with a new series. Hosted by Fabulous, influencer and mother of four Peta Todd, it focuses on intimate conversations between famous mothers and daughters. Listen to Peta interview Jess right now on all the top podcast apps.
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