Millie Mackintosh Gets Real About Third Trimester Pregnancy Symptoms

As she nears the end of her nine months, fashion icon & mama-to-be Millie Mackintosh has opened up about the realities of her third trimester pregnancy symptoms.

The former Made in Chelsea star, who is expecting her first baby – a little girl! – with former co-star Hugo Taylor in the coming weeks, confessed to experiencing a leaky bladder, Carpel Tunnel Syndrome & out of control sugar cravings amongst other things.

Millie’s Third Trimester Pregnancy Symptoms


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Millie posted this intimate picture, wearing a pair of our bamboo maternity leggings, alongside this very honest caption:

“As I come close to the end of my pregnancy, (it feels like I’ve been pregnant forever) I wanted to be honest about my experience in recent weeks. Don’t get me wrong, there’s a lot of beauty surrounding growing a human, it feels like a miracle. A miracle that comes with a side portion of crazy old symptoms, soaring hormone levels and physical and emotional challenges.

The baby is currently on my bladder making me feel like I need to pee all the time, and don’t get me started on the 4-5 visits to the loo throughout the night! A memorable moment would be an evening a few weeks ago when I thought my waters had broken, but much to Hugo’s relief It was just my weakened leaky bladder! Oh the joys!!!

My least favourite third trimester symptom has been Carpel Tunnel Syndrome, which causes tingling, pain and swelling in my hands and wrists, which delightfully worsens at night. Who needs sleep hey? At least my hands and feet are in sync, water retention has re-enforced my love for a good slider… nothing else fits on my feet!

Relaxing on the sofa means Hugo can’t go far (luckily he’s on lockdown with me) as he needs to manually hoist me up like a human forklift, which he does every night with the sound effects. I’ve got out of control cravings for sugary cereal and can’t get enough crushed ice with fizzy water and fruit juice, which doesn’t bode well with the baby currently using my bladder as a trampoline.”

Millie has been keeping as comfortable as possible through this tricky trimester & Seraphine maternity leggings have been a particular favourite of hers for relaxing at home.

“Time at home has been such a blessing in all this, I schedule in afternoon naps, gentle exercise, meditation, cooking and reading, and every time that I’m greeted with an uncomfortable symptom, I’m also met with a wave of excitement to meet our baby girl.”

Millie’s Second Trimester Style

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Of course, things weren’t always so hard. Millie enjoyed her second trimester & even managed to move house before lock-down! She handled her move as well as the inevitable DIY days afterwards, with the help of our maternity dungarees – an at home essential for any mum-to-be.

Here at Seraphine we’d like to wish Millie all the best as she prepares to welcome her new daughter.

Looking for ways to keep comfy during pregnancy?

Check out our home essentials collection for all our easiest at home maternity pieces, perfect for the third trimester!

The Maternity Dungarees – This Season’s Must-Have Denim

Breathe a sigh of relief mamas, we’d like you to meet the maternity dungarees!

The ultimate easy all-in-one outfit, Dungarees have been enjoying a fashion moment for a while now & we have got the perfect pair for pregnancy.

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Expertly tailored to grow with your bump, they’re made in soft stretch denim & feature adjustable panels at the sides for a flexible fit.

They take all the best things about the perfect pair of dungarees, and just make them… well… better!

With no restrictive waistband in sight, dungarees are a dream to wear while you’re rocking a bump and are even better afterwards, giving your body the time & space it needs to settle back into shape.

AND they make for the CUTEST matching mama & mini outfits!

Fashionistas Love Seraphine Maternity Dungarees

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Get Millie’s look: Team the dungarees with our Nautical Maternity & Nursing Top

Fashion icon & former Made in Chelsea star Millie Mackintosh is expecting her first baby this spring with former MIC co-star Hugo Taylor and she is a big fan of our dungarees!

Classic & super-comfy, she teamed them with a simple striped top & sneakers for her big house move at the start of the year. We think they were the perfect choice for moving day.

She also styled them with a cute grey top for a DIY day, getting her new home ready for the arrival of baby!

Ginnie Chadwyck-Healy, the Sunday Telegraph’s Style Columnist and Former Vogue Editor, dared to double-denim, pairing our dungarees with a crisp white shirt & an oversized patchwork denim jacket.

Get Olivia’s Look: Team the dungarees with our White Pleated Maternity Blouse

British sports journalist Olivia Wayne is another big fan of our dungarees. She teamed them with a chunky yellow knit for a cosy winter look & with a statement white blouse, sneakers & shades for a more spring oriented outfit.

However you style them, shop the maternity dungarees now & they’ll keep you cool & comfy through every stage of pregnancy & beyond.

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