‘My skin looks like corned beef around my bum’: Pregnant Kate Lawler shows off her baby bump in black lingerie as she details changes to her figure
She is expecting her first child, a baby girl, with her fiancé and partner of seven years Martin.
And Kate Lawler, who is eight months pregnant, proudly showed off her baby bump on Instagram on Thursday as she detailed how her figure was changing.
The former Big Brother star, 40, posed in black lingerie and asked her followers for advice on the skin pigmentation around her bum and derriere.
Changes: Kate Lawler, who is eight months pregnant, showed off her baby bump on Instagram on Thursday as she detailed how her figure is changing and asked for advice from her fans
Kate shared a selection of snaps showing off her pregnancy curves and pointing to areas around her posterior which have become darker in colour.
She penned: ‘Did anyone else get this during pregnancy? I only noticed when I was taking these photos.
‘My skin looks like corned beef around my bum and top of thighs but then it stops and my legs are the same pale colour they always are.
‘The last photo if you swipe is where you can see the most. Anything I should be worried about or is it just my body doing strange things? Xx’
Glowing: The Big Brother star, 40, looked sensational in black lingerie as she snapped a selfie
Kate has been very candid throughout her pregnancy and often updates fans on how she’s feeling as her due date approaches.
Earlier this month Kate shared her worries that Martin may not be able to attend the birth of their child due to rising Covid-19 cases.
The mum-to-be emotionally admitted in a video shared to her Instagram stories that she is ‘terrified’ at the thought of having to ‘go it alone’.
She explained that she was warned by her obstetrician that ‘there is a chance’ her partner might not be able to go to hospital with her amid the coronavirus crisis.
A teary-eyed Kate told her followers: ‘I’ve been crying, that’s why I look like death.
Any clue? Kate said some of her skin now looks like ‘corned beef’ in the caption to her post
Different: The star explained how the skin at the top of her legs and under her bum is now darker than the rest of her legs
‘So I’ve just got off the phone with my obstetrician, we were talking about the birth and my abdominal birth has been booked in, six weeks from today I’m going to have it.
‘But because of Covid cases on the rise there’s a chance that Boj might not be able to come to hospital with me and I might have to go it alone.’
She went on to explain that she has a ‘huge fear of childbirth’ and said she is ‘upset’ at the thought of welcoming her baby ‘without the person I love holding my hand’.
Kate continued: ‘So first of all, my heart goes out to any woman who’s had to give birth without their partner there.
Not long to go: Kate has spoken candidly about her pregnancy and often revealed how she’s feeling as she approaches her due date
What is pregnancy pigmentation?
It is not uncommon for women to notice changes to their skin during pregnancy.
The Mayo Clinic explains the area around the nipples and the skin on the inner thighs, genitals and neck might get darker, possibly due to hormonal changes.
Women may also notice a dark line from the navel to the pubic bone.
Other pigmentation changes some pregnant women notice include Melasma, which is also called chloasma and pregnancy mask.
The condition is more common in women than men, and particularly during pregnancy when up to 50 per cent of women may be affected, reports the British Association of Dermatologists.
It is not known what exactly causes Melasma, but it is thought to be because of pigment-producing cells in the skin (melanocytes) producing too much pigment (melanin).
If in doubt, always contact your midwife and GP.
‘As someone who has a huge fear of childbirth, the idea of giving birth to my baby alone without the person I love there holding my hand is just terrifying.
‘It’s just not for me, it’s not what I want. So of course I’m upset, but there’s nothing we can do.’
Kate scheduled an elective abdominal birth on the NHS due to her fear of spontaneous births.
The Big Brother star announced her pregnancy in September, two years after revealing her engagement to Martin.
Concerns: Revealing her anxieties ahead of the birth, Kate recently told her followers she is currently having to self-isolate with her her fiancé Martin, also known as Boj (pictured)