‘It was a whirlwind of worry, panic and sickness’: EastEnder’s Louisa Lytton details her pregnancy
She announced her pregnancy with her fiancé Ben Bhanvra back in March.
Now Louisa Lytton has revealed that she struggled both mentally and physically during the early stages of pregnancy.
Struggles: Louisa Lytton revealed to The Mirror on Sunday that her early stages of pregnancy were a ‘whirlwind of worry, panic and sickness’
She continued: I was sick in the morning and nauseous all day. The only thing that would stop me feeling sick was eating!’
Louisa also spoke out about her decision to cancel her wedding to fiancé Ben, citing the pandemic and her pregnancy as a factor.
She explained: ‘We’d already postponed it twice by then and I didn’t want to put off having children any longer.
‘I’ve always wanted to get married first before having children for tradition, but sometimes things are taken out of your hands.’
Tough: Louisa explained how she’d been sick in the morning and nauseous for the entire day in the first twelve weeks of her pregnancy
Speaking to OK! Magazine in May, Louisa told how the pair had already been forced to cancel the ceremony twice thanks to the pandemic so now they are waiting until they are ‘ready’.
She said: ‘We’ve cancelled the wedding altogether now. We’ve decided to scrap the whole thing and start again with our plans.
‘We’re going to have the baby and focus on that and then get married once we’re ready.
Baby on board! Louisa revealed in March that she and her fiancé Ben (pictured with the actress) are expecting their first child together
‘We’d already postponed it twice and the wedding we were going to have is massive – we had nearly 200 people.’
Louisa added that the last year has ‘put everything into perspective’, adding that there are bigger things going on in the world.
The actress said Ben is ‘really chilled’ about becoming a father although he was shocked when she first told him she was pregnant.
Bad timing: Louisa also spoke out about her decision to cancel her wedding to fiancé Ben, citing the pandemic and her pregnancy as a factor
Louisa was grateful that her fiancé was able to join her at both her 12 and 20 week scans and said she is praying that both Ben and her mother will be allowed in the delivery room with her when the baby is born.
The soap star previously told how she discovered she was pregnant the day after she had been out drinking tequila shots.
The actress was playing a Christmas Day game with family where people who lost had to have a shot.
Louisa said she was ‘violently sick’ that night which she doesn’t normally get after drinking alcohol and took a pregnancy test on Boxing Day.
Louisa revealed her co-stars Lacey Turner, who plays Stacey Slater and James Bye, who plays Martin Fowler, were the first people on the EastEnders set she told she was set to become a mother.
Lacey is a mother-of-two and has already given Louisa some advice on becoming a mum with the actress saying Lacey has ‘really helped me’.
Mother-to-be: The EastEnders actress, who is expecting her first child in September, told how she plans on focusing on impending motherhood for the coming months instead