Jennifer Metcalfe compares pregnancy to a hangover as she reveals she felt sick every day

'Pregnancy was like a nine month hangover'

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has opened up about feeling sick every single day during her pregnancy, an experience which she likened to a 'nine month hangover'.

The Hollyoaks actress welcomed her son Daye (opens in new tab) in back in June, and has confessed just how ill she was during the nine months.

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Jennifer, 35, who has been with the father of her son, former Geordie Shore star Greg Lake, for four years, said she suffered from 'every symptom there is.'

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Speaking to the Daily Mail, she explained: 'I just felt pants every day. I just felt like I had a nine month hangover without the fun in-between obviously. Every day I just felt a bit sick.'

'Basically I had a bit of every pregnancy symptom you can get,' she says. 'I had a bit of constipation (opens in new tab), I was beyond tired.'

'The nausea was the worst because that started after six weeks and went right through until the end. I'm glad it's over!'

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It's not the first time Jennifer has described pregnancy in this way - earlier this year, she told Reveal magazine (opens in new tab): 'My appetite have really gone throughout my pregnancy. It's been like an eight-month hangover.'

'Putting on a few pounds is the least of my worries when I can't sleep and can't eat what I want. I've had the exact opposite of cravings - aversions to food.'

Since giving birth, Jennifer has been promoting post-baby body confidence, even showing off her 'squidgy' tummy in a candid selfie to encourage other mums to love their new bodies.

And while the pregnancy itself might not have been much fun, the new mum says that she loves being a parent.

Since having Daye, Jennifer revealed she rarely has time to go for the gym, and keeps trim by following the 5:2 diet (opens in new tab).

The Bradford-born actress admitted that while her body may have changed since giving birth, she's much more confident than ever.

'I think I always feel confident now, I guess I don't care as much as I get older. I do care about my health,' she said, adding: 'As long as my body is functioning properly and I'm at a nice healthy weight I don't really care if I look absolutely perfect in a bikini.'

'I suppose since having a the baby I see what the woman's body can do and I've to new found respect for it.'

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