Chanelle Hayes shares her body story as she talks about her 'miracle' pregnancy
PREGNANT REALITY STAR CHANELLE HAYES REVEALS HER SHOCK AFTER FINDING OUT SHE WAS EXPECTING BABY NUMBER TWO
Chanelle Hayes says a baby was far from her mind after gaining weight over Christmas - instead putting the extra pounds down to overindulging.
The 29-year-old, who has found love with PE teacher Ryan Oates, says: 'I was thinking I was just really happy (with Ryan) that I thought I could eat a burger and a takeaway and didn't need to go to the gym.
'But then I realised my jeans that were my 'big jeans' didn't even fit. Then my back and knee were playing up. I hadn't had a period in seven months and I've got polycystic ovaries. I'd been made aware by the doctor that the chances of conceiving got smaller and smaller with all the weight I'd gained.'
Chanelle, who is now 23 weeks pregnant, continues: 'In January I'd made a decision I was going to get fit and healthy to try and get my periods back but then I found I was pregnant. I couldn't believe it. Ryan didn't believe me! I didn't really want to be this big and pregnant. It's bittersweet really.'
But the former Big Brother star, who already has a son Blakely, 6, from a previous relationship, reveals her morning sickness has been so bad she's been hospitalised on a drip.
'I've been really, really bad', she said. 'All day and all night sickness. I've been on hospital on a drip. I've been on drugs for chemotherapy patients. I've lost about two stone but baby has everything he needs.
'I'm really cross with myself really. I did pregnancy before when I was really healthy and slim. Now I'm having all these extra consulting appointments because of my weight.'
Chanelle also spoke about bravely stripping off for a Demi Moore-style naked pregnancy photo-shoot. Shot by our very special photographer, you can find out more in our video above.