PREGNANCY can be a time of huge anxiety for a lot of mums-to-be – but when you add the coronavirus pandemic into the mix, it's even more stressful.
In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, Boris Johnson has warned pregnant women that they're "at risk" and urged them to avoid all sociable contact for the foreseeable future.
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Only a matter of days into their coronavirus lockdowns, celebrity mums-to-be Sheridan Smith and Millie Mackintosh have opened up about how they're struggling with self-isolation.
Yesterday, the former Made in Chelsea star revealed she was anxious to give birth to her first baby in just under two months.
Posting on her Instagram feed, the 30-year-old star wrote: "With a little under 8 weeks to go until our daughter is due to arrive, the situation the world finds itself in with Coronavirus is very much a concern.
"Even though I’m fully aware that worrying gets you nowhere, it’s understandable to be anxious about my baby arriving during this time, our natural instinct is to protect!"
Meanwhile, first time mum Sheridan Smith has also been struggling to follow the government's advice and stay home.
Posting a series of cheeky selfies with her 384,000 Instagram followers, Sheridan joked: "Going stir crazy!
"Meant to be filming the documentary today & till baby is due but we can’t really go anywhere so…"
Sheridan confirmed she and Tinder-date fiancé Jamie Horn are expecting a baby boy last year.
Following Millie's lead, former TOWIE star Lauren Pope also revealed she was self-isolating at home.
Posting a glamorous selfie, Lauren – who is expecting her first baby with her millionaire boyfriend Tony Keterman – wrote: "All dolled up & nowhere to go… literally!
"What a strange time for us all, I’m going to be doing exactly what has been suggested & reduce contact as much as poss & it sounds like alot of you are also doing the same.
The star revealed she has been inundated with messages from followers asking after her wellbeing and encouraged others who "felt alone" to reach out.
She added: "No better time to all pull together & be there for each other. Stay safe."
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What's more, Danielle Armstrong took to her Instagram stories to share her top tips to stay busy when self-isolating.
Revealing she was going to get her "Hinch on", the mum-to-be wrote: "Spring cleaning is literally on our doorstep and what better way to get on top of your cleaning.
"Cleaning is proven to help reduce stress and help calm the mind."
As well as organising her hospital bag, Danielle also recommended investing in a good book to pass the time as well as reconnecting with friends and family on the phone.
In more celebrity news, Megan Barton Hanson & Chloe Ferry have started ‘Sexy Self Isolation’ Insta trend during coronavirus lockdown.
And Meghan Markle’s best friend Jessica Mulroney spent her 40th birthday ‘in quarantine’ amid coronavirus outbreak.
Plus Prince Harry feels ‘helpless’ and ‘concerned’ about The Queen as him and Meghan Markle self-isolate in Canadian mansion.
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