Christine Lampard was anxious about sharing her pregnancy news

The Loose Women presenter is pregnant with her first baby but didn’t share the news until she was 21 weeks.

A photo of Christine Lampard smiling with the Loose Women logo in the left corner and the words 'Christine's baby news'

Pregnancy news, 18/05/2018

Christine Lampard revealed that she was expecting her first baby live on air during yesterday’s Loose Women broadcast. The news was met with applause and cheering from the audience and her fellow presenters.

‘We’re so excited because you’re having a baby… it’s our first ever “Loose baby”.’ Nadia Sawalha

Christine said her and husband Frank Lampard kept the pregnancy secret until after the ‘big scan’ at 20 weeks (otherwise know as the fetal anomaly scan) because she was too anxious to tell anyone.

She has also talked about wondering whether she would be able to get pregnant at all because of her age (39). After doing the first pregnancy test, she went on to do a further six or seven, just to make sure.

‘I’ve just been really nervous because you’re always thinking the worst.' Christine

Telling people about your pregnancy

Lots of women worry about when to tell others about their pregnancy.

There is no right or wrong time – whenever is best for you is fine. Some people like to wait until after the 12 week scan as the risk of miscarriage goes down from this point, but plenty of people don’t wait on the basis that they will need support from their loved ones if that were to lose their baby. Do whatever you're comfortable with.

Find out more about telling people you’re pregnant.

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