Mrs Hinch reveals she’s struggling to walk and change nappies after giving birth – as Emily Andrea offers advice

Mrs Hinch reveals she’s struggling to walk and change nappies after giving birth – as Emily Andrea offers advice

Instagram ‘cleanfluencer’ Mrs Hinch, 29, has revealed that she struggles to do daily tasks since giving birth to her son Ronnie back in June. Earlier this month she revealed that this is because she is suffering from agonising joint pain.

The new mum, whose real name is Sophie Hinchcliffe, took to her Instagram account to reveal her unfortunate condition, admitting the pain was so bad at times that she found it difficult.

In the video, posted to her 2.7 million followers, she said: "I’m hoping someone may be able to help me here. I’ve been putting off asking because I feel worried about it…

"But for the last 4 weeks I’ve been waking up in the morning with the worst joint pains in my fingers and knees and sometimes I can’t even change Ronnie's nappy, or walk to the bathroom properly."

Also admitting that she’d been experiencing night sweats, Sophie continued: “And also the night sweats are still terrible. I’m just wondering if I’m going a bit mad or is this all something to do with post pregnancy."

The influencer rounded off the video by saying she’ll be visiting a doctor to check out her symptoms, and asked fans whether they had experienced anything similar. “I will book an app with my GP but has this happened to any of my followers?” the cleaning guru wrote.

Sophie’s fans then flooded her Instagram with messages of support and advice, after which the social media star wrote: “Thank you so much for all your messages because it’s making me – I’m not as worried now. My thumb won’t even work this morning. My knees – it’s just so bad.”

In her column in OK! magazine, doctor and reality star Emily Andrea wrote: "It’s difficult to know what is causing her pain, but some women suffer joint pain during pregnancy because your ligaments become more relaxed due to pregnancy hormones, to prepare you for giving birth.

"It could be that those symptoms haven’t gone away yet. It’s great to see that she has said she will visit her GP, which is what I would always advise."

This is not the first time the influencer has shared her medical issues with her followers. Sophie has previously spoken openly about suffering from anxiety and panic attacks during her “early to mid twenties” and actually found that cleaning helped her to cope.

She said: "I've always been a worrier. But whenever I felt like I might have a panic attack, I would then get up and grab a cloth or a mop or a hoover and just start going."

The star's openness about the reality of pregnancy comes at the same time that TOWIE star Lucy Mecklenburgh, 28, has spoken out about her morning sickness struggle.

On her website, Results With Lucy, the star revealed: "I’m writing this from the bathroom floor, which is where I have been for most of the night puking up. I am SO tired. Sleeping on a towel, on the bathroom floor, is actually possible and it’s not because I’m drunk…

“Although I do feel like I’m hungover most of the time just without the fun night before… Why the Hell is it called MORNING SICKNESS!? I had suffered evening, all night and the morning just to top it off.”

She then described how she knew she was pregnant when she first started to become sick, writing: "Smells were making me super nauseous and I felt an overwhelming tiredness to go with it which his what made me think 'hmmmm maybe I could be pregnant!?!'…

"In the morning, my general routine has changed to wake up at 4 or 5am, feeling starving and sick. I usually take a calm walk to the kitchen to make toast and a cordial.

"Humming to distract that awful nauseous feeling; holding my nose because the smell of the fridge, flowers, diffuser and well, frankly the smell of ANYTHING makes me feel sick. I then pray that the toast will make the sickly feeling go away!"

Our columnist Emily has explained that although uncomfortable, what Lucy is suffering with is normal. She wrote: "Morning sickness is caused by the hCG hormone in pregnancy, and some people are more susceptible to it than others. It can also be increased in twin pregnancies.

"Typically, a woman might experience it during the first trimester. But some people do have it all day and sometimes throughout the entire pregnancy.

"It’s only a problem medically when you’re vomiting so much that you can’t keep food down and get dehydrated. But otherwise, though it’s not dangerous, it can be extremely unpleasant for those suffering with it."

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