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Leigh-Anne Pinnock Opens Up On Swollen Hands And Bruised Ribs During Pregnancy

Leigh-Anne Pinnock Opens Up On Swollen Hands And Bruised Ribs During Pregnancy

The Little Mix star opened up about her pregnancy on Sunday with a picture of her sunbathing on Instagram.

Gregory Robinson

Gregory Robinson

Little Mix's Leigh-Anne Pinnock has opened up about her "swollen hands" and "bruised ribs" during her pregnancy in an Instagram post to give her "body some credit".

Leigh-Anne, 29, is expecting her first child with fiance Andre Gray, 29, and she posted a delightful picture of herself sunbathing and showing off her growing bump.

Leigh-Anne opened up about her pregnancy on Instagram (
Leigh-Anne Pinnock/Instagram)

In the caption Leigh-Anne told her followers about her symptoms during the pregnancy by calling it "one of the hardest things I've ever done."

She said: "Time to give my body some credit... this is the hardest thing I have EVER done, I have struggled these past few weeks. Swollen hands and feet, bruised ribs and then chuck in a whole heap of hormones to the mix.

"But then I think about what's actually going on inside this belly and I'm mind blown... creating life... I am so proud of how far I've come and so grateful for this blessing."

Leigh-Anne said she wanted to give her body some credit (
Leigh-Anne Pinnock/Instagram)

Fans took to the comments section to praise Leigh-Anne for speaking openly about some of her highs and lows. One follower said: "The caption is so heartwarming."

Another person added: "I'm am so proud of you! i know that at the end it will all be worth it."

"You are so strong to go through this, cannot wait to see you as a mum," said a third Instagram user.

In May Leigh-Anne announced her pregnancy on Instagram in a series of snaps from a pregnancy photoshoot, where she wore emerald green flowing robes and a matching bandeau crop top.

Leigh-Anne got engaged last year to footballer Andre Gray (
PA Images)

She captioned the post: "We've dreamed about this moment for so long and we can't believe the dream is finally coming true... we can't wait to meet you."

In one snap, the Watford striker, 29, holds Leigh-Anne as she giggles and cradles her baby bump.

In the same month BBC Three released a documentary, Leigh-Anne: Race, Pop & Power in which Leigh-Anne explored and investigated racism in the UK music industry as well as her own experiences with racism.

Featured Image Credit: Leigh-Anne Pinnock/Instagram

Topics: Little Mix, Celebrity News, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Parenting