Sharing a lengthy heartfelt message on Instagram about her changing body, Gemma admitted that while she may no longer be her ‘perfect shape’, she loves her body more than ever.
‘I’m Still constantly being asked about weight gain in pregnancy! At present I’m not in what Id consider “MY perfect shape” Ive gained 11 lbs.
‘My bra size has increased 2 cup sizes (Gorks is well chuffed) My cellulite has increased (thank you Estrogen) and I’ve counted a few extra stretch marks on my ass.
‘However, despite all of the above, I actually love my body more than ever! It’s totally normal to gain weight in pregnancy. Some gain a little, some gain a lot.’
Gemma added: ‘Pregnancy is a privilege sadly denied to many and I know how lucky I am. Of course I’d be lying if I said the changes in my body weren’t scary, and I did have a moan to Gorks early on about gaining weight, especially coming from a place of always being in control of my body.
‘The bigger picture though is SO much more important! I’m still training, I’m still healthy and I’m happy which is what really matters.’
Gemma’s also shared a quote, which read: ‘Loving your body only when it’s in perfect shape is like loving your children only when they are well behaved.’
Fans loved Gemma’s admission, with one commenting: ‘Loving the sincerity and honesty in your posts @glouiseatkinson it’s quite refreshing in this day and age.’
Another said: ‘Awesome post that I think every woman needs to read.’
And a third added: ‘Such a positive post. Hope lots of other pregnant women read this and take your attitude on board.’