She’s been open about struggling with pelvic girdle pain throughout her pregnancy.
And Ashley James revealed one way she’s been coping with the pain is by ‘taking the time to get ready’ as she shared a stunning glamorous snap to Instagram on Friday.
The former Made In Chelsea star, 33, looked sensational as she cradled her growing stomach while rocking a lacy black lingerie set.
Wow! Ashley James looked sensational as she cradled her growing stomach while rocking a lacy black lingerie set in a new Instagram snap shared on Friday
Ashley posed up a storm as she showcased her stunning figure in the pretty Panache underwear which boasted a delicate floral pattern over the bra.
She wore her blonde locks down and gently curled and added a slick of bright red lipstick to accentuate her pretty features
Although looking incredible at 37 weeks pregnant, Ashley revealed in the caption that she’s been struggling with pelvic girdle pain again.
The star, who is expecting her first child boyfriend Tom Andrews, told her fans that she’s ‘forgotten what it’s like to be able to sit up without pain’.
Getting ready: The former Made In Chelsea star, 33, reflected on her struggle with pelvic girdle pain as she marked 37 weeks of pregnancy with the stunning snaps
Alongside her stunning images, Ashley penned: ‘Making an effort at 37 weeks with severe hip and pelvic pain looks something like this… ❤️
‘I’ve found the more I feel out of sorts and uncomfortable, the more I’m enjoying taking the time to get ready.
‘You can always count on a red lip to cover sleepless eyes! I’ve always loved nice lingerie to make me feel more body confident too… Even if I am having to wear a pelvic brace.
‘I’d never heard of Pelvic Girdle Pain until I got it… I think I always thought I’d be pretty invincible with pregnancy because I’ve always been pretty fit and ran marathons etc.
Tips: Ashley shared some advice that she had found helpful with her followers in the lengthy caption to her stunning snaps
‘But it’s definitely been a mad experience. I’ve loved pregnancy but I feel like I’ve forgotten what it’s like to be able to sit up without pain!’
Ashley then offered some tips which she’s found helpful herself, including wearing a brace, sleeping with a pillow between your legs and taking baths.
She ended the post writing: ‘I have to say, my pelvic girdle pain did reduce massively between 32-37 weeks, so if you are suffering it might go away with a little TLC.’
The cause of PGP is unknown, with some doctors blaming it on a hormone imbalance, although this is not proven.
Beauty: The mama-to-be previously shared a snap of herself wearing a maternity support belt to help with the pain (pictured on holiday in Cyprus in October)
It’s estimated the condition – also called symphysis pubic dysfunction – affects one-in-five pregnant women and, in severe cases, leaves the sufferer unable to walk through pain, with some experiencing lasting effects after the birth.
It comes after Ashley reflected on the ‘negativity’ around motherhood as she counts down the final weeks of the pregnancy.
Penning a lengthy Instagram post, the star admitted she still wants to ‘be a success’ when she gives birth to her first child, as she hit back at the idea that being a mum is ‘like a prison sentence.’
Ashley admitted that she’s starting to become ‘exhausted by the simplest tasks’ as she prepares to give birth.
She began: ‘Good morning! Gosh the last stages of pregnancy are so weird! It’s like you’re playing some kind of weird waiting game.
‘I feel this weird pressure to get loads done before the baby comes, but also my body is like NOT TODAY LOVE, and I get exhausted from the simplest of tasks.’
Confessing she’s already struggling with nerves about the prospect of giving birth and caring for a newborn, she continued: ‘ I’m trying really hard to embrace every last moment of pregnancy and my bump.
‘But at every moment I’m like… MAYBE IT’S HAPPENING NOW. I’m excited but then get these moments of nerves at what’s awaiting me.
‘Like, childbirth… Getting to grips with a baby. Wondering what he’ll be like! Good nerves, but nerves nonetheless.’
Not long to go now: Ashley recently reflected on the ‘negativity’ around motherhood as she counts down the final weeks of the pregnancy