Emmerdale’s Amy Walsh reveals pregnancy pelvic girdle pain left her unable to walk

Amy Walsh is overjoyed to be welcoming her first child with her partner Toby-Alexander Smith after convincing herself she may never have been able to have children.

In an exclusive chat with OK!, the Emmerdale star, 34, opened up on how her pregnancy has been so far given that she was diagnosed with polycystic ovaries.

Amy, who plays Tracy Metcalfe on the ITV soap, was speaking as she celebrated her pregnancy and upcoming motherhood at a beautiful baby shower.

"I’ve been lucky," she told us. "My midwife said to me, 'You’ve had a textbook pregnancy.' With me having polycystic ovaries, I was worried that would affect things, but I had the sugar glucose test for gestational diabetes and that came back fine."

The star added: "I did feel sick every day for 17 weeks but then I turned a corner. For three weeks I felt amazing and then I got pelvic girdle pain and that was rough."

Amy, who met Toby while watching Strictly Come Dancing in 2019, then said on some days she "couldn't even walk" she was in so much agony.

"I was really upset and it was up to 25 weeks and I thought, 'I’m not going to be able to do the rest of the pregnancy. How am I going to work?' It was so bad, I couldn’t even get to the toilet," she shared.

"Some days I couldn’t even walk.

"I decided to see a physiotherapist and an osteopath and the best thing I’ve done is kept up with that."

Kimberley Walsh's sister admitted that while she doesn't have a plan for her birth, she isn't remotely scared as she has always felt she was "made" to be a mother.

"I feel weirdly excited about it. I’m sure everyone who’s been through it reading this will laugh but it’s something I’ve always wanted to experience," she told us.

"I’ve always felt I was made to do it," Amy continued.

"I’m very aware of how scary it could be so I know it won’t be a bed of roses, but what I’m most looking forward to is going through that journey with Toby."

Amy gushed: "We’re a really good team and I know we’ll thrive off whatever is thrown our way.

"We’re just starting our online antenatal classes. I don’t have a plan," she continued.

"It’s not in my nature to plan and any sort of plan would be setting me up for disappointment."

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