We reveal what's going on in Stacey's mind

Stacey Solomon provoked a national outcry after she was seen smoking while seven months pregnant.

The X Factor and I’m A Celeb star tearfully blamed ‘stress’.

But what was it that caused her to be so tense that she’d continue smoking and put her unborn baby at risk?

SHE’S NOT ENJOYING PREGNANCY

Stacey, 22, hates her changing body.

Asked if she was enjoying being pregnant, she recently said: ‘Not at all. I can’t wait to be a normal size again – and eat prawns.’
 
FEARS POSTNATAL DEPRESSION

Stacey suffered from PND after having son Zac, now four. ‘She’s petrified it’ll happen again,’ says a friend.

‘It’s caused her so much stress, she probably felt only a cigarette could calm her.’

MISSES HER MUSIC

Stacey first shot to fame on The X Factor in 2009, but she’s yet to release her debut album.

‘She’s done well with promotions and TV work but her first love is music and she fears she’ll miss the boat,’ says the source.

Stacey only signed a recording contract six months ago and has been trying to balance recording in the studio with her pregnancy.

FIGHTS WITH FIANCE

She’s so tense she’s been rowing with fiancé Aaron Barham, 24, and despite her tearful apology on This Morning, Stacey was stripped of her Foxy Bingo Celebrity Mum Of The Year title.

However, Iceland, whose ads she stars in, is standing by her and media expert Mark Borkowski says:

‘If she continues to tackle this matter with honesty and the public can see she’s dealing with it, this won’t be her undoing.’

THE SIGNS WERE THERE

Stacey posted a Twitter picture of her breakfast last month – without realising there was a packet of fags in the background!

What the experts say…

‘It’s about how important your baby is compared to your own cravings.You’re talking about two people – when the pregnant mum smokes, the baby smokes.

I would recommend every pregnant mum go cold turkey for the sake of their unborn baby.’

Read more about Stacey Solomon and smoking during pregnancy in Now magazine dated 19 March 2012 – out now!

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