Lacey Turner, 31, has played the role of Stacey Slater on the BBC’s Eastenders since 2004, and in February this year announced she was expecting her first child with husband Matt Kaye. The news came after the actress suffered two miscarriages. Alongside the good the news, Lacey also shed light on a condition she kept secret from the producers of the BBC soap opera – pregnancy sickness.
Lacey Turner shed light on a condition she kept secret from the producers of the BBC soap opera – pregnancy sickness
The star, who continued to film scenes during her pregnancy, revealed she was sick “all day every day” in the early stages.
She divulged to OK! Magazine: “I felt like I was on a boat all day! I had sickness, headaches and nosebleeds.
“Then I got to Christmas Day and it suddenly stopped.”
Lacey added she kept her sickness secret away from the producers of the show when filming, as she feared they’d send her home.
She continued: “I kept it to myself mostly because if I’d told them I was being sick, they’d think it was a bug and send me home.
“I’d just have to go back and redo the scenes and perhaps I’d feel worse next time!”
Feeling sick, nausea and vomiting are common occurrences during pregnancy.
Most commonly it’s referred to as ‘morning sickness’, but can happen at any time of day or night.
The NHS explains: “For most women who have morning sickness, the symptoms starts around six weeks after their last period.”
While morning sickness can significantly affect women’s day-to-day life, the health body reassures it doesn’t put expectant mothers’ babies at risk.
It adds: “it usually clears up by weeks 16 to 20 of your pregnancy.”
Some women develop a severe form of pregnancy sickness called hyperemesis gravidarum, which Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton has famously suffered during her pregnancies.
The NHS says this can be serious as there’s a chance you may not get enough fluids in the body or get enough nutrients from diet.
It warns: “If you’re being sick all the time and can’t keep anything down, contact your GP.”
Another Eastenders star, Kellie Bright, has also opened up about her health issue related to pregnancy.
In January 2017, the star opened up how she was almost forced to undergo an episiotomy following suspected complications during the birth.
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