Kate Ferdinand candidly admits she’s ‘struggling’ as she opens up on the ‘realities’ of pregnancy

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Kate Ferdinand has candidly opened up about the “realities” of her first pregnancy.

The 29 year old wife of Rio Ferdinand admitted she is “struggling” with pain and finds it difficult to feel glamorous.

Kate, who recently revealed she is expecting a baby boy, is pregnant with her first child with husband Rio, 41.

She is also step mum to Rio’s three children, Tate, Tia and Lorenz – who he shares with his late wife Rebecca Ellison.

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Kate has kept fans updated with plenty of stunning bump snaps throughout her first pregnancy, but now the star has made the decision to give fans a glimpse into the “realities” of carrying a child.

Former The Only Way Is Essex star sat on the floor in front of a mirror in her home to show off her stunning bump in the Instagram share.

In the photo, Kate is wearing a black vest top, which is hugging her blossoming bump, and a pair of black leggings along with a pair of grey slippers.

Kate let her natural beauty shine through as she wore minimal makeup and had her straight blonde locks down for the snap.

As she shared the photo with her 1.3million followers, Kate opened up about the things she is finding difficult in the lengthy caption.

She wrote: “Although in my last few posts I've been dressed up…. today I felt I had to share my reality of being pregnant day to day.

“I don’t feel comfy in anything but leggings and a vest right now, and by the end of the day even the leggings are swapped for PJ bottoms!!”

Kate, who recently reportedly forked out £40,000 on protection dogs, admitted she sometimes feels insecure as she said: “I’m always looking at other pregnant women online and thinking 'god I don't look like her', and I really don’t want anyone to feel like that looking at my posts.

“Sometimes social media can really make the glamorous moments outweigh the norm. But this is me.”

Kate then candidly confessed: “The truth is, I am hugely struggling with my lower back and groin! I’ve always had back problems but this is really taking its toll I don’t like to moan too much on here but the reality is I am struggling some days it’s manageable and others by the end of the day Its a struggle to even stand up.

“Getting my head around losing the ability to move freely is difficult at times, especially with 3 kids and dogs flying around the house like lunatics ….”

Former TOWIE star Kate continued to reveal she had joined an app to help her through her pregnancy, she said: “On the advice of a good friend, I joined the @peanut app. Pregnancy and life in general throws us so many challenges, so I've been using the app to meet other mums.

“I’ve picked up so many tips on sciatica stretches that have honestly got me through the last few months of pain and it's helped me realise that it’s ok to not feel like myself.

“The reality is… we always share our best moments on social media, but it's important to share the not so great ones too so we can learn from one another.”

She then told her fans: “If you’re a mum, pregnant, or trying for a baby, I encourage you to join @peanut! It's a great way to connect with women in your area, for friendships, support and advice.”

Referring to he adorable dog who can also been in the snap, she ended the caption with: “p.s. Ronnie is never far from my side”.

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