She recently revealed how she must have worked through her ‘past traumas with the opposite sex’ after finding out she was expecting a baby boy.
And Ashley James has expressed concern that she will ‘end up on crutches’ because of her pelvic girdle pain that has caused her to wear a maternity support belt.
The former Made In Chelsea star, 33, showed off her plump stomach in a yellow bikini on Friday that she wore with her brace while on vacation in Cyprus.
Beauty: Ashley James, 33, described how her pelvic girdle pain ‘gets worse and worse’, leading her to wear a maternity support belt to ease her pain
The blonde beauty slipped into the halterneck ensemble as she posed on the patio at the Elysium Hotel during a babymoon with boyfriend Tom Andrews.
A fresh-faced Ashley flaunted her glowing complexion in the snap and tied her caramel locks into a soft ponytail.
Captioning the snaps, she wrote: ‘A more accurate depiction of me on vacation … I feel like I’m talking about it so much right now but my pelvic girdle pain is getting worse and worse , so I resorted to putting on my braces. It’s hard not to think of anything else!
Natural: Blonde beauty slipped into the vibrant nude-to-nude ensemble as she posed on the patio at the Elysium Hotel during a babymoon with boyfriend Tom Andrews
“ I had absolutely no idea what PGP was until I started to develop symptoms, but apparently about 1 in 4 women have it during pregnancy. ”
She continued, “ Pelvic girdle pain is pain felt around the pelvic joints, lower back, hips and thighs. You can do it with different severities, but mine is quite severe right now.
“ I have a hard time doing basic things like walking, sitting and sitting unaided, even lying on my side is painful which is annoying considering that is how I am supposed to sleep.
Honest: Ashley revealed she suffered from pelvic girdle pain during pregnancy
“I had a few physiotherapy sessions with @themummymot (and just booked one for my return), and I was just referred to a chiropractor.
Ashley finished: “ I still love my pregnancy journey, but I’m scared of ending up on crutches, and the smallest movements take so long.
“But if anyone else has any recommendations, I would really appreciate it. What can I do or avoid? Please help!
The cause of PGP is unknown, with some doctors attributing hormonal imbalance to it, although this has not been proven.
Sharing her thoughts: Captioning the snaps, Ashley brought up the issue of gender disappointment, which she had already spoken about earlier in her pregnancy
The disease – also known as symphysis pubic dysfunction – is estimated to affect one in five pregnant women and, in severe cases, make them unable to walk through pain, with lasting effects after birth.
Earlier this month, Ashley described how she felt after being convinced she was going to have a daughter.
She said that when she first found out the gender of her baby during an ultrasound, she felt guilty because she wanted a girl to pass on her wisdom as well but, upon reflection, she was now ‘really excited’ about the prospect of raising a boy.
Ashley, who is a self-confidence advocate, spoke about how having negative experiences with men impacted her outlook at first, as she felt more comfortable around men. women.
During a question and answer period, one fan asked, “ Can you tell us more about your gender disappointment? I think there is a stigma around it.
Honest: Ashley has previously spoken of her initial disappointment to learn she has a son (pictured in August)
To which Ashley replied: ‘I think a lot of people feel guilty because: A) Having a baby is such a blessing that they feel guilty to admit any disappointment
B) They fear that people will judge them or think that they will not love their child
“For me, I am passionate about empowering women. I have spent the last decade on a huge journey trying to build self-esteem, boundaries and confidence
“I would love to pass this on to a girl.
“ I’ve had a lot of negative experiences with men as well, and learning that I have a boy has made me deal with a lot of that and also working to separate my negative experiences from a whole sex. ”
Gender: The former Made In Chelsea star described how she felt after being convinced she had a daughter on Instagram on Thursday
Exciting: ‘I am now really excited to know that I can raise an incredibly respectful boy,’ Ashley said
Ashley went on to say that she was very feminine and was already outnumbered by the boys in her house, including her boyfriend and her dogs Snoop and Biggie.
She continued, “ I don’t know how rational this is because I know gender is a social construct anyway.
“ I am now very excited to know that I can raise an incredibly respectful boy.
“ Plus there’s never been a doubt in my mind that I’m going to love this baby and feel very connected with him, so please don’t confuse gender disappointment with the lack of love.
Exciting News: Ashley Expecting First Child With Nine-Month-Old Partner Tom Andrews