Kate Lawler has emotionally revealed she’s not seen her parents in three months amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The Big Brother star, 40, wiped away tears as she took to Instagram Stories while struggling to build a moses basket stand on Tuesday, saying that her dad would have been helping her if it wasn’t for the UK’s lockdown and restrictions.
Reflecting on the difficult situation Kate, who is eight months pregnant, said ‘I miss my mum and dad’ before adding ‘this pandemic can seriously do one.’
Emotional: Kate Lawler emotionally revealed she’s not seen her parents for three months amid the coronavirus pandemic as she started crying on Instagram Stories on Tuesday
Kate rested one hand on her face and brushed a few tears away as she talked about the difficulty of being away from her family.
As well as chatting about missing her mum and dad, Kate penned: ‘I’m blaming hormones for crying over a moses basket stand’.
The mum-to-be also took to social media on Wednesday, updating her fans on how she was doing and thanking them for their kind messages.
She said: ‘I got very emotional last night on Instagram, but thank you for all the messages. I think my hormones are raging…
Family: The Big Brother star, 40, said she was ‘missing her mum and dad’ and blamed the tears on her ‘raging hormones’ (Kate’s parents are seen in a post from their 46th anniversary in June)
‘I think I’m starting to get freaked out now. I’m starting to worry, I unpacked a lot of baby paraphernalia yesterday and it’s suddenly started to get really real.
‘I’m starting to question have we made the right decision, am I going to be a good mum, what if I accidentally hurt the baby… I can’t even keep a basil plant alive. You know what I mean?’
Kate captioned her video: ‘I’m blaming hormones and I miss my loved ones. I miss hugs and face to face chats. I want this pandemic to be over.’
It hasn’t been an easy few days for Kate and her fiancé Martin, also known as Boj, with them recently revealing they’re being forced to isolate after coming into contact with someone who was Covid positive.
Reflecting on her pregnancy in a lengthy post, Kate wrote: ‘I know I’m 8 months pregnant but I still can’t believe we’re doing this!
Tough: Kate added that the pandemic ‘can do one’ during her candid Instagram Stories post
‘Every time I look in the mirror I’m in love with my bump, but I’m still not over the fact it’s actually happening and in five and a half weeks, our little human will be here.’
Kate went on to discuss the turbulent time she has been having, which included her partner being refused entry to a scan and the possibility that he may not be able to join her for the birth of their daughter.
She said: ‘The past 7 days have been a rollercoaster of emotions starting with a hospital scan last Wednesday, where we were told Boj could come the day before, but when we arrived he wasn’t allowed in due to Covid restrictions.
‘I then spoke to a consultant via video link on Monday who informed me there is a possibility that Boj won’t be allowed to attend the birth in February. This was followed by the lockdown announcement from Boris.’
Real talk: ‘I’m blaming hormones and I miss my loved ones. I miss hugs and face to face chats. I want this pandemic to be over,’ the mum-to-be penned on Wednesday
Revealing she has come into contact with someone who has tested positive and has been forced to isolate at home, Kate added:
‘Now today, we’ve both been pinged by our NHS test and trace apps saying we’ve come into contact with somebody who’s tested positive for the virus and we both have to self-isolate.
‘It’s one of those weeks where everything seems to be happening at once I guess and I really am trying to stay positive but it’s difficult.
‘If you’ve had to go through any pregnancy scans or part of your labour without a loved one by your side, my heart goes out to you.
Glowing: It comes after Kate revealed that she was five weeks away from giving birth as she commented on the ‘size of her bump’ on Monday
‘For the women who’ve had to give birth without their birth partner due to this awful virus, I know that having a beautiful little human in your arms at the end of it made it all worth while but it doesn’t take away the fact that you had to go through such an experience without that one person there you wanted.
‘This week I’ve heard of an abdominal birth AND a home-birth being cancelled and I can’t imagine how those mums-to-be are feeling right now but if you’re in the same boat I’m sending you all the love and strength. To be told you can’t give birth the way you want to must be heartbreaking.
‘I’m hopeful the law won’t change if cases/deaths increase over the next five weeks and we’ll be allowed to welcome our daughter into the world, together. Also fingers crossed, we don’t develop symptoms between now and then.’
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)
Finishing the post on a positive note, she concluded: ‘Sending so much love and thanks for your messages and support over the past few days, I’ve been overwhelmed by your kindness and apologies if I don’t reply to everyone it’s just impossible. Xx #33weekspregnant #lockdown2021.’
Earlier this week Kate shared her worries that Martin may not be able to attend the birth of their child due to rising Covid-19 cases.
Kate tearfully 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.
Reflecting on her pregnancy in the lengthy post, Kate wrote: ‘I know I’m 8 months pregnant but I still can’t believe we’re doing this!’
‘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.
‘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.
Fearful: It comes after Kate said she is worried Martin may not be able to attend the birth of their daughter due to rising Covid-19 cases
Giving birth: She tearfully admitted in another video shared to her Instagram stories that she is ‘terrified’ at the thought of having to ‘go it alone’
The NHS website states that having a birth partner present is currently allowed as long as ‘they do not have symptoms of coronavirus’.
But it adds that there ‘may be limits’ on the amount of time the person is allowed to stay for after the birth.
The NHS website explains: ‘Having a birth partner is important for your safety and wellbeing during labour and birth.
‘You’ll be able to have a birth partner during labour and the birth if they do not have symptoms of coronavirus. But there may be limits on how long they can stay after the birth.
‘If your birth partner has symptoms, they may not be able to come with you. You might want to have a backup birth partner just in case.’
But during the first national lockdown, many women were forced to give birth alone as many partners were not allowed to attend the hospital.
Kate confirmed her pregnancy in September, two years after announcing her engagement to Martin.
Smitten: Kate confirmed her pregnancy in September, two years after announcing her engagement to Martin