Amy Childs experiencing Braxton Hicks
Amy Childs has been experiencing "really painful" Braxton Hicks contractions
Amy Childs has started experiencing Braxton Hicks contractions.
The former 'The Only Way is Essex' star - who is set to give birth to her first child next month - previously said she wasn't worried about the pain of childbirth but has since had a change of mind after she felt her first tightening around her stomach.
Writing in her column for new! magazine, she explained: "OMG! I've started getting Braxton Hicks contractions. You get sharp, shooting pain and I know they're common for a lot of pregnant women, but honestly girls, they're so bloody painful.
"I'm 34 weeks now and it feels like she's ready to come out! The first time it happened I was having lunch with Harry's mum, Karen. Then I started getting them at night, so I've been feeling exhausted from lack of sleep. I guess it's preparing me for motherhood. The other day Brad thought I was going into labour for real because I screamed for him when I was in the bath. He raced up the stairs all panicked, only for me to tell him: 'I've got a stretch mark.' But it turns out it was just a mark from where my jeans had been."
The 26-year-old reality TV star announced she and her boyfriend Bradley Wright are expecting a little girl earlier this month but she has admitted she will keep the sex a secret the next time she has a baby because she wants to keep the excitement.
She explained: "I've decided that when I have another baby I won't find out the sex, because when everyone knows it's not as exciting. It's like being given a present and being told what's inside. Having said that, since I announced I was having a girl in my column last week, everyone's been so supportive. All my friends texted me and said how excited they are that I'm going to have a mini-me."