Katie admits during an honest discussion on Loose Women that she was upset by talk about her lifestyle
Katie Price has revealed how hurt she was by inaccurate suggestions her lifestyle during pregnancy might have affected son Harvey’s health.
The 37-year-old stressed that she lived healthily whilst carrying her eldest child during an honest discussion on Loose Women about pregnant women smoking and drinking today, yet some critics at the time seemed to think that she might have somehow caused Harvey’s disabilities.
Katie was pictured going out sometimes but made it clear that she didn’t have any alcohol.
‘I was driving. I wasn’t drinking,’ she said.
‘[People were] making out I was out drinking. They were so horrific to me.
‘Stories were coming out saying “it’s your fault”.’
Harvey, who Katie had with former footballer Dwight Yorke, was born blind in 2002.
He has also been affected by other conditions as he’s grown, including autism, ADHD and Prader-Willi syndrome.
Katie admits that learning about Harvey’s conditions was difficult enough, so hearing false stories linking her lifestyle to his disabilities was very upsetting.
‘It was so hurtful,’ she explained to fellow Loose Women panellists Coleen Nolan, Linda Robson and Janet Street-Porter.
‘I’m quite resilient but I’m not going to lie, it really hurt me.’
Katie added about Harvey’s health issues: ’I know it’s not my fault.
‘It’s just something that happened. I was good as gold [during the pregnancy].’
During the discussion – which was prompted by pictures of pregnant Kristina Rihanoff appearing to take a sip from a glass of champagne – Katie made it clear that she doesn’t approve of women having alcohol when expecting.
‘I’d think, “What on earth are you doing?”’ she says of seeing pregnant women drinking.
Katie’s opinions on the controversial topic seeemed to go down well with many viewers who agreed with her.
We’re already looking forward to seeing what she has to say during her next appearance on the panel!