Christine Lampard discusses being 'scared' while pregnant
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Loose Women panellist Christine Lampard has told how she felt “isolated” following the birth of her second child Freddie, who she shares with former footballer Frank Lampard. Appearing on the popular ITV talk show today, the mother-of-two, 42, made the admission to her co-stars as she made her first appearance back on the programme since her son’s birth in March.
You can feel a bit isolated…
Speaking about her return to the show, Christine revealed that she was happy to be back.
Addressing her time off on maternity leave, the star told her friends and colleagues that she tuned in to the show everyday in a bid to feel “less isolated”.
Christine told her co-presenters: “I watched Loose Women, honestly, every day that I was off.”
When jokingly asked whether the programme aided her contractions, the star replied: “It was more just for that company feeling.”
Talking about having a baby during the pandemic, Christine explained: “You know, when you’ve just had a baby and I’m sure there’s a lot of people at home feeling this.
“You can feel a bit isolated… and it was just lovely to feel like your friends were on the telly,” she told her co-stars.
The star’s candid admission comes months after she said that she felt “too scared” to leave the house while she was pregnant.
The TV personality revealed she was nervous to go out because of COVID-19, and not knowing the consequences of catching the virus whilst being pregnant.
Appearing on Lorraine, Christine previously spoke to the programme’s resident health expert Dr Amir Khan on the subject of pregnancy in the pandemic.
Dr Amir stated: “Any information we can get about the safety of these vaccines in pregnancy is important and will go on to save lives in the future too.”
Christine agreed: “It wasn’t being offered when I was pregnant and funnily enough, I ended up just staying in the house an awful lot of the time because I was so scared of being out and about and catching it and not knowing what the consequences were.
“It is an interesting trial for all those pregnant women who are sort of scared of what the future is going to hold for the next nine months.”
Christine announced she and Frank were expecting baby number two at the beginning of the year.
The couple married in 2015 and three years later welcomed their first daughter Patricia Charlotte, now two, who was named after Frank’s mother who died in 2008.
Frank also has two daughters with former partner Elen Riva, Luna, 11 and Isla, nine.
The One Show star previously opened up about her concerns when marrying the former Chelsea player six years ago.
Christine said she “dreaded” being questioned by people about having children at the time because “nothing was happening”, as they tried desperately to conceive.
Speaking on her fears over infertility, Christine revealed: “I did wonder if I would ever be able to get pregnant. I was asked that question so many times and I just felt uncomfortable.
“I felt if it was going to happen, it would happen, but if it didn’t, then I would just accept that.
“I had friends who were going through IVF and I knew how traumatic that whole journey could be. I didn’t think I had it in me to go through that,” she told The Telegraph.
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