Pregnant Frankie Bridge - who had a Caesarean with her first baby - slams the 'pressure' put on women over how they give birth
As the arrival of her second child edges ever closer, Frankie Bridge‘ is refusing to let pressure about her method of giving birth get to her.
The 26-year-old singer previously had a Caesarean section when she welcomed first son Parker in October 2013 but isn’t yet sure how her next child will be born. Just don’t say the phrase ‘too posh to push’ to Frankie though because she’s NOT a fan at all.
‘It really annoys me how everyone has an opinion,’ she explains.
‘There’s enough pressure on mums and it’s scary enough as it is – just leave everyone to it.
‘Everyone’s situation is different and sometimes you don’t have the choice.’
Go, Frankie! The Saturdays star thinks women shouldn’t be judged for having a Caesarean rather than a natural delivery.
‘I don’t think a C-section is an easy way out at all – you have a long recovery,’ she says.
‘Whatever way, you just want them to come out safely.’
Frankie – who is expected to welcome her second child with her hubby, former footballer Wayne Bridge, later in the year – was cruelly criticised by some for appearing to gain a lot of weight during her first pregnancy so it’s not surprising that she’s angered by the pressure to slim down too.
‘From the minute you tell people you’re pregnant, everyone’s saying what you should do,’ the expectant singer tells Love Your Sunday magazine.
‘Especially in my job, people expect you to stay a size six the whole way through, then get back to normal straight away and that’s not realistic.
‘I couldn’t care less if I put on 4 stone with this one or nothing; you just deal with it.
‘It’s the same with working mums and stay-at-home mums – both are equally amazing.’
We definitely agree with you there, Frankie!