‘I’m exhausted and bloated’: Rhian Sugden displays bruising from her third round of IVF injections in candid Insta versus reality snaps
Rhian Sugden showed off the bruising from her Menopur injections on Thursday as she began her third round of IVF.
The glamour model, 35, has been vocal about her hopes of having a baby with husband Oliver Mellor and took to Instagram to document the process.
Sharing a sizzling lingerie snap, Rhian then partially pulled down her high-waisted satin pink knickers to show the bruising from the injections, which stimulate ovulation when a woman’s ovaries can produce a follicle but hormonal stimulation is deficient.
IVF: Rhian Sugden showed off the bruising from her Menopur injections on Thursday as she began her third round of IVF
Rhian wrote: ‘Swipe to see what these high waisted beauties are hiding. Keeping up appearances on my ‘work’ Instagram again.
‘I haven’t voiced it on there that I’m going through IVF again yet as I can’t be bothered with people harping up with their negative vibes.
‘So just carrying on as usual. Feeling a little s***y today though to be honest. Bloated and so tired.
Insta versus reality: The glamour model, 35, uploaded this sizzling Instagram snap in the pink satin lingerie before revealing the reality of undergoing the treatment
Candid: Rhian wrote: ‘Swipe to see what these high waisted beauties are hiding. Keeping up appearances on my ‘work’ Instagram again’
‘I forgot how exhausted the Menopur injections make you feel. Getting a lot of twinges this time on one side which I don’t remember having? Has anyone else had that?
‘Also, can anyone offer advice on baths? I can still bath at this stage can’t I? Just as long as it’s not too hot? My eating healthy has gone out of the window too. FML. Lockdown 2.0 is making it really hard to want to stay in and eat clean. #ttccommunity #ivfjourney #day5stims.’
After discovering that she wouldn’t be able to conceive naturally and has the egg count of ‘a woman over 45’, she and her actor husband went through two rounds of IVF.
They were given the devastating news just before Christmas that their second cycle of treatment in November 2019 had failed.
Her third round was initially delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic, and she bought Roger the Cavapoo, who helped console her during her journey, in July.
Defiant! It comes after Rhian took to Instagram on Friday to share a defiant snap about ‘body confidence’ and ‘self-love’
Rhian took to Instagram last Friday to share a defiant snap about ‘body confidence’ and ‘self-love’.
The former Page 3 model wrote a heartfelt caption alongside the photo as she hit back at trolls, who claimed she had ‘gross fat rolls’ and even cruelly branded her a ‘saggy cellulite queen’.
Rhian also reflected on her IVF journey and said that her figure had changed since treatment but she was celebrating body confidence.
She penned: ‘Eat donuts and be happy. Some people will probably say it’s really easy for me to talk about body confidence but sometimes we all lack it.
‘Since going through a few rounds of IVF my body shape has changed. I’ve become curvier than I used to be and I’m a little squishier round the mid section.
‘There was a time when I wouldn’t have posted a pic like this because of rolls on my side, knowing that some creatures out there will pick up on it and make me feel like I’m disgusting.’
Hitting back at trolls, Rhian continued: ‘Just last week I read comments about me saying I should keep my kit on as I’m not toned enough and have ”gross” fat rolls! ”Saggy Cellulite Queen” was another.
‘Does it really matter that there’s fat on my body? Or anyone else’s body? Am I ever going to look back at pics of myself and think ”God I wish I hadn’t eaten dessert every time I went out?” Or ”I wish didn’t demolish a chippy tea every Friday night!”
‘I highly doubt that. Rolls are normal. When any body moves, rolls appear. Every body shape is beautiful. Stop criticising people for how they look. Just let people be happy. Please stop trying to bring people down about their body image.’
Tough: After discovering that she wouldn’t be able to conceive naturally and has the egg count of ‘a woman over 45’, she and Oliver went through two rounds of IVF (pictured last year)