Gemma Collins has made a prediction that she will be pregnant next year, when she turns 40.
The Only Way Is Essex star has lost nearly 3st during the coronavirus lockdown and she believes this will give her a great chance of overcoming fertility issues she has encountered in the past.
The reality star has been wanting to become a mum but doctors warned that she would have to lose a significant amount of weight to achieve that dream.
With that box ticked, Gemma believes she has taken a big step towards motherhood.
Speaking to The Sun, Gemma admitted that she “would love to have a child.”
Gemma said that if she could become pregnant, she would become a role model for women that start a family later in their lives.
She announced: “It would be great for me and such a positive message for all the girls out there who don’t want to rush their life or their life has taken different a direction.”.
After suffering a number of miscarriages during her thirties, Gemma has been seeing doctors regularly about the prospect of having a baby.
The outcome was losing weight being a priority and The GC has confirmed: “I can definitely have a child, [the doctor] just told me it would be easier when I’m not carrying as much weight.
“He gave me the confidence not to panic about it. He told me to lose a few stone and it will help me.”
The lockdown period has given Gemma an opportunity to take stock of where she was in life and make some positive changes for the future.
She revealed: “Things are a lot calmer now — I’m cooking my own meals at home, riding my bike in the countryside and enjoying long walks. I am established. My career has gone above and beyond.”
When she was 28, Gemma was diagnosed as having Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) which means she has enlarged ovaries, an excess of male hormones and it also brings on irregular periods.
This also triggered a sudden weight gain which made Gemma unrecognisable from her mid-twenties self.
This led to insecurities about her weight as well as countless negative comments, which have stayed with her.
Gemma revealed: “I get so fed up of it. I get told I have such a lovely face, but what about my body, hunny?
“I just think it’s so sad that in society you’re programmed to think that thin is beautiful.”
Gemma turned to Skinny Jab injections to bring about her weight loss that saw her drop two dress sizes last year.
It also brought out the trolls who questioned whether injecting yourself was the answer compared to controlling her diet.
Gemma hit back, declaring: “For all those w****rs, please don’t get on to me about personal training.
“Unless you’ve had PCOS or a weight problem I’m not interested in what you have to say.
“Walk a day in my shoes and then come talk to me.”
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