Kate Ferdinand was put on rest after tearing her stomach muscles during her pregnancy.
The 29-year-old is set to welcome her first child with Rio Ferdinand any day now, and took to social media to fill her followers in on the countdown to her due date.
While she is feeling ‘much better’, the former Towie star revealed that she tore her stomach muscles six weeks ago.
When asked by a fan on Instagram how she was feeling, Kate replied: ‘I’m surprisingly not feeling too bad the last few weeks. I’m tired but have been feeling much better.
‘I tore my stomach muscles 6 or so weeks ago and was on rest for 3 weeks. I found that really difficult… and my mind was all over the place!!
‘So now I’m just happy and grateful I can be out and walking and doing bits and bobs around the house.’
She shared a picture of her prominent bump in a tight-fitting slip with the post.
Following her injury, Kate has dialled down her exercise routine but is staying active.
She explained: ‘I have trained for the majority of my pregnancy: pilates and light gym work. But after tearing my muscles I was advised to rest so I did that for 3 weeks and am now just taking it easy & walking daily as I don’t want to damage anything any further.
‘It is advised to stay active so I am trying to keep moving as much as possible.’
This is Kate’s first baby, while her husband Rio, 42, is dad to Lorenz, 14, Tate, 12 and Tia, nine, whose mother Rebecca Ellison died in 2015 after battling cancer.
The couple, who tied the knot in 2019, confirmed in September that they were expecting a baby boy, with Kate writing on Instagram: ‘It’s a boy. Me and Tia are outnumbered.’
They announced their baby’s gender at a gender reveal party in their garden, attended by family and friends.
Kate quit her career as a reality TV star to focus on being a stepmother to Lorenz, Tate and Tia, and previously said that another baby will bring the family closer together.
She said: ‘I think [having a baby] will bring us all together, tighter, closer knit. It’s weird because when we’re in the house and it’s us five, I feel like their mum and I know I’m not their Mum and we all feel the same.
‘I just feel like they’re my children. It’s a normal family.’
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