Jesinta Franklin reveals heartbreaking pregnancy struggle

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Jesinta Franklin showed off her baby bump, and got real about her pregnancy struggle at the Myer 2019 Spring Style Edit Event. Photo: Getty Images
Jesinta Franklin showed off her baby bump, and got real about her pregnancy struggle at the Myer 2019 Spring Style Edit Event. Photo: Getty Images

Jesinta Campell has opened up about her recently announced pregnancy, saying the last 12 weeks have been a ‘struggle’ and likened it to an extreme hangover.

The former Miss Australia announced the big baby news via her lifestyle app on Wednesday to fan’s delight.

The model is expecting the bub with AFL star husband Lance 'Buddy' Franklin, The baby will be both parent’s first and is expected in May 2020.

Now the mum-to-be has revealed that not only have the last 12 weeks been more pregnancy ordeal than bliss, but that it was far from an easy road to falling pregnant.

Jesinta used this stunning portrait to brea the exciting news on her Jesinta Franklin app. Photo: Jesinta Franklin
Jesinta used this stunning portrait to brea the exciting news on her Jesinta Franklin app. Photo: Jesinta Franklin

Appearing at Myer's 2019 Spring Style Edit Event for the first time as an officially expectant mum, Jesinta glowed in a blue dress but revealed that looks, in this case, were definitely deceiving.

“I’ve spent more time in bed and on the couch than I've actually (been) outdoors in the sunshine,' Jesinta told The Daily Mail.

The model backed it up, telling The Herald Sun her experience had felt like a ‘12-week hangover’, complete with new stretch marks and weight gain.

Harrowing pregnancy journey revealed

Jesinta Franklin and husband Buddy went through emotional turmoil on the path to their first baby. Photo: Getty Images
Jesinta Franklin and husband Buddy went through emotional turmoil on the path to their first baby. Photo: Getty Images

She got remarkably candid, however, revealing the physical struggle didn’t compare to the heartache that paved her and husband Buddy’s long road to pregnancy.

“Because I had struggled to fall pregnant and there had been losses along the way, as a woman who had been through that I felt like I was doing so many couples a disservice to come out and say, ‘Surprise, we are pregnant,’...” she told The Herald Sun.

The former model said she chose to speak candidly to assure other women who were struggling to fall pregnant, that pregnancy isn’t always a sure thing, or an easy win.

Jesinta and Buddy got married in November 2016 at the Mount Wilson’s Wildensten Gardens in the Blue Mountains in New South Wales.

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