Samia Ghadie on pregnancy fears: ‘It’s a scary time – I’m being so careful’

Coronation Street’s Samia Ghadie has opened up about her pregnancy fears as she prepares for the birth of her baby boy

Samia Ghadie on pregnancy fears: ‘It’s a scary time - I’m being so careful’

by Kayleigh Dray |
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Samia Ghadie, who plays Maria Connor in ITV’s Coronation Street, recently revealed that she and Dancing On Ice star Sylvain Longchambon are expecting a baby boy.

The yummy mummy, who already has daughter Freya with ex-husband Matthew Smith, said firmly: “We are thrilled to be having a boy but we would have been equally thrilled to be expecting another girl.

“Just being able to actually have a baby at all is a total blessing and something I don't take for granted.”

However, despite being over the moon about her second pregnancy, Samia has admitted that she’s been finding it a little bit scary.

Speaking openly in her online blog for OK! Magazine, Samia said: “It still amazes me that I've got a little baby growing and kicking around inside me – it's a lovely feeling but scary at the same time.

“Even though it's my second time around, I'm still such a worrier and am being so careful of everything I eat and do so as to keep baby safe.”

Samia Ghadie and Sylvain Longchambon
Samia Ghadie and Sylvain Longchambon

However, reassuring her fans, the pregnant mum-of-one added: “I had a check up with my midwife last week. I had some blood tests to check my iron levels, get my bump measured and checked the baby's heartbeat.

“All was good which was obviously reassuring!”

In a bid to help other mums have safer and healthier pregnancies, Samia has been taking part in a campaign encouraging mums to quit smoking while they’re pregnant.

You can find out more about the Mind The Bump campaign here.

We can’t wait to meet her and Sylvain’s little one!

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