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Pregnant Millie Mackintosh celebrates her 32nd birthday with husband Hugo Taylor in sweet snaps

‘I can’t wait for all the year ahead brings!’ Pregnant Millie Mackintosh celebrates her 32nd birthday with husband Hugo Taylor in sweet snaps

She’s gearing up to welcome her second child.

So Millie Mackintosh was looking forward to the year ahead as she marked her 32nd birthday with a low-key 32nd garden celebration on Monday.

Taking to Instagram to mark the big day, Millie looked radiant in a pink and white floral maternity dress as she shared an embrace with husband Hugo Taylor. 

‘I can’t wait for all the year ahead brings!’ Pregnant Millie Mackintosh celebrated her 32nd birthday with husband Hugo Taylor in sweet snaps in their garden on Monday

The great-great-granddaughter of the Quality Street founder cradled her growing bump in one of the shots as she smiled up to the camera.

In the caption, she penned: ‘Another 365 days around the sun. This year I am more grateful than ever, it feels so special to be growing a year older while also growing a new life. 

‘I can’t wait for all the that the year ahead brings! #thisis32 #leoseason’ 

Bumping along nicely: Taking to Instagram to mark the big day, Millie looked radiant in a pink and white floral maternity dress as she cradled her baby bump

Bumping along nicely: Taking to Instagram to mark the big day, Millie looked radiant in a pink and white floral maternity dress as she cradled her baby bump  

Sun-kissed: The former Made in Chelsea star looked radiant as she posed up a storm in her stylish floral maxi dress

Sun-kissed: The former Made in Chelsea star looked radiant as she posed up a storm in her stylish floral maxi dress

Big day: Millie took to Instagram to caption her snaps as she looked forward to the year ahead which will see her welcome her second child

Big day: Millie took to Instagram to caption her snaps as she looked forward to the year ahead which will see her welcome her second child 

It comes after Millie bravely shared a selection of candid throwback photos of herself sporting maternity underwear, including adult nappies during the recovery from her first C-section.

Detailing her experience in length, the influencer penned: ‘Picking back up on my c section post from last week, this week I wanted to talk about my recovery. Thank you for sharing all your birth stories, I was so moved reading your comments.’

‘After I got home from hospital I tried to rest as much as possible. I was very fortunate that I had both Hugo and an amazing postnatal Doula called Paula (who used to be my nanny!) looking after us for the first three weeks which played a big part in my recovery.

‘I didn’t leave the house for at least a week when I felt strong enough to go for a walk around the block. I slowly started increasing the length of my walks but got carried away I did too much and ended up in bed with cramps and with heavy bleeding.

Opening up: Millie took to Instagram last week to share the C-section story from her first birth... after announcing her second pregnancy last month

Opening up: Millie took to Instagram last week to share the C-section story from her first birth… after announcing her second pregnancy last month

She explained: 'My advice is to listen to your body and take it very slowly, get as much help as you can so that you can rest and let your body heal'

She explained: ‘My advice is to listen to your body and take it very slowly, get as much help as you can so that you can rest and let your body heal’

‘My advice is to listen to your body and take it very slowly, get as much help as you can so that you can rest and let your body heal.

‘I spent the first few days wearing adult nappy pants (which I highly recommend) then moved on to big cotton knickers with an industrial sized pad, and slowly reduced this down to a panty liner.

In one of the snaps, Millie can be seen with bruises to her thigh and, in another, wearing a PICO dressing tucked into her pants. 

She explained: ‘My Obstetrician used a pico dressing, it’s applied to the wound and extra strips are placed over the outside edge and it connects to a pump to hold the dressing tightly in place to protect from bacteria.

‘It had to be changed a few times but it worked really well. To help reduce the chance of a blood clot I had to inject myself in the thigh for about 10 days, I am not good with needles, but after the first time it was ok.

‘I see photos of other new mums who walk out of hospital on the same day and are off to the park post smiling selfies with their families and newborn and think its amazing, but my reality was very different.

‘I felt fragile, exhausted, emotional, self conscious and in a state of shock for the first few weeks and it took me months to feel physically strong again.

‘After 6 weeks I saw my obstetrician and a women’s physio and was given the all clear to start exercising again, I started with Pilates and introduced light weight training from about 8 weeks and slowly built by strength back up.

‘I am planning on having another abdominal birth and I’d love any advice on recovery and post c section care that I might not know about.’

Beauty: Opening up to her 1.4 million followers, the great-great-granddaughter of the Quality Street founder looked radiant in a string of photos sporting maternity underwear

Beauty: Opening up to her 1.4 million followers, the great-great-granddaughter of the Quality Street founder looked radiant in a string of photos sporting maternity underwear

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