Pregnant Catherine Tyldesley opens up about first trimester sickness

She’s expecting her second child with husband Tom Pitfield.

And pregnant Catherine Tyldesley, 38, has admitted that she spent first trimester trying not to throw up on an film set.

The actress also revealed that she’s now averaging two to three hours sleep a night, and finds it ‘amazing’ if she’s able to sleep for four hours.

Oh no! Pregnant Catherine Tyldesley, 38, has admitted that she spent first trimester trying not to throw up on an ITV film set (Pictured win son Alfie)

Oh no! Pregnant Catherine Tyldesley, 38, has admitted that she spent first trimester trying not to throw up on an ITV film set (Pictured win son Alfie)

Catherine told In with Zoe Hardman and Georgia Dayton: ‘I remember going to see my Doctor just before I turned six weeks pregnant and she was like, ‘Do you need anything?’ I was like, ‘I feel great! I feel fine!’

‘And literally 2 days later, I started to feel really sick and that just got worse and worse…

‘And I literally just started a new job for ITV on a drama and suddenly I was spending the whole time trying not to throw up on the other actors. It was so embarrassing!

‘So I’m averaging 2 to 3 hours sleep a night. It’s horrendous. I don’t actually know how I’m stood up. I have the odd night where I’ll grab four hours and that is amazing to me.’

Exhausted: The actress also revealed that she's now averaging two to three hours sleep a night, and finds it 'amazing' if she's able to sleep for four hours

Exhausted: The actress also revealed that she’s now averaging two to three hours sleep a night, and finds it ‘amazing’ if she’s able to sleep for four hours

Speaking about the birth of her first child, son Alfie, Catherine recalled: ‘Nothing was going to go to plan.

‘We’d had a birthing pool set up in the conservatory at home, that went out the window. And everything that I thought I would opt for and want.

‘I got into a different mindset and at around that time, the Rocky soundtrack had kicked in on our playlist! I love a bit of ‘Rocky’ so it was real game face mode!’ 

On her general health and fitness, Catherine admitted she ‘fell into’ her healthy ways, saying: ‘It was very much like the Atkins diet. I just fell into it really… 

‘And I loved the feeling of getting stronger and building muscle mass and aloe clean 9 then, c9 forever living one of my dear friends is Dale Pinnock, the medicinal chef.

Not the plan! Speaking about the birth of her first child, son Alfie, Catherine recalled: 'Nothing was going to go to plan'

Not the plan! Speaking about the birth of her first child, son Alfie, Catherine recalled: ‘Nothing was going to go to plan’

‘And he turned around and said to me, he was like, “Cath. Do you know what? You’re lifting a bit heavier. You look great, but you’re asking for bowel cancer, darling, like this is way too much meat.” Whereas now, I’m predominantly plant-based.’

‘After Strictly, c9 aloe vera forever because of the excessive exercise, my oestrogen dipped really badly and I started to experience migraines with aura, so I’d lose my vision and I knew straight away because it also happened when I was breastfeeding…’

And the actress confessed that ahead of filming ITV series Viewpoint, she went on a particularly restrictive diet. 

Catherine said: ‘[I] will admit, before the sex scenes that I had in Viewpoint, I did spend a week on chicken and spinach.’ 

Real talk: And the actress confessed that ahead of filming ITV series Viewpoint, she went on a particularly restrictive diet

Real talk: And the actress confessed that ahead of filming ITV series Viewpoint, clean 9 day 1 she went on a particularly restrictive diet

‘Dominic Allburn, who played my husband, and I were both pretty laid back. I was like, you know, “Crack on babes I’m fine!” Which, you know, made our lives easier. We had a good laugh. We were really comfortable with each other.

‘It’s always daunting, you know, to go into that room and perform because I remember them trying us in different positions and in the end I was on top of him…

‘And they went, “Okay, could you just demonstrate your rhythm please?” And I was like, “I beg your pardon!”

‘If any of [us] feel uncomfortable mid-scene, you can shout the code word. But Dominic and I had both been training hard, we’d been eating really carefully in the build-up.

‘So, [for] our code word, he’d decided was carbs and I said, “Look babe, if anything’s going to get me aroused, it’s carbs!”.’

Sweet: Catherine has been with Tom Pitfield since 2014

Sweet: Catherine has been with Tom Pitfield since 2014

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