0 Pregnant Jennifer Metcalfe: Hollyoaks star's baby details revealed as she prepares to welcome first child with Greg Lake HOLLYOAKS actress Jennifer Metcalfe is pregnant with her first child. By Megan Nisbet
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
The actress – who plays Mercedes McQueen in the Channel 4 show – is expecting with her boyfriend and former Geordie Shore star Greg Lake's baby.
Announcing the news exclusively to OK! magazine, Jennifer, 33, and Greg, 32 – who have been dating for four years – admitted they couldn't be more excited.
Jennifer is the second Hollyoaks star to announce her pregnancy this month, after Chelsee Healey revealed she was expecting with boyfriend, Jack Malloy.
The happy couple are expecting their baby in June 2017, and have discussed everything from baby scans to finding out the sex, here's everything you need to know about Jennifer Metcalfe's pregnancy from birth to bump…
Greg Lake shares Father's Day card
Jennifer's boyfriend revealed he'd been sent a card with the word "Daddy" written on the front.
Taking to Instagram, he shared images of boy and girl emojis, suggesting the couple may have welcomed their baby.
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Commenting on the shared Twitter post, one fan wrote: "So cute!!! Happy Father's Day Daddy Greg! Not long."
Jennifer Metcalfe's boyfriend Greg Lake shares Father's Day card on Instagram and Twitter [Greg Lake/Instagrm] Jennifer Metcalfe tries to bring on labour
As her due date fast approaches, Jennifer has been going on walks in the heat with her boyfriend, Greg.
Taking to Instagram, Jennifer shared a picture and wrote: "Trying to get things moving and shaking with my love's @greglake_ @missleahhackett."
Following her revelation, fans advised the star to blow up balloons, drink raspberry leaf tea and walk up and down stairs.
Jennifer Metcalfe packs hospital bag
Actress revealed she's packed her hospital bag ready for her little one's arrival.
She wrote: "Hospital bag packin! Common lil baby we are ready for u! Got my @lightbitesuk snacks to keep my energy up #anydaynow."
Commenting, one fan wrote: "Aww all the best @missjenjomet an good luck :)."
Another added: "As salt n pepa once sang – puh push it real good! You're gonna be amazing xxx."
Jennifer admitted that she's been suffering with sickness throughout her pregnancy, but has something's been saving her, snacks from Light Bites.
Opening up about her battle, she said: "I’m loving the entire Light Bites range and don’t know what I would have done without them during my pregnancy! I’ve battled with nausea, but Light Bites have made sure I’m not running on empty.
"My favourites are the Apple and Strawberry Fruit Chips as they provide one of your five a day. I also love the Goji berries, quinoa and chia seeds super fruit bar, they’re a great handbag companion when you’re on the go!"
Body changes throughout pregnancy
The brunette beauty has opened up about the physical side of pregnancy.
The 34-year-old, who is currently in her third trimester, explained: "My boobs are bigger, my bum is bigger. I'm used to that being massive anyway. But it's defo bigger. Greg doesn't mind at all," while talking to the Daily Mail.
She also said she's been feeling a little sick, and described the experience like "a relentless hangover."
Jennifer Metcalfe recently shared this picture with Greg Lake showing of her growing bump on Instagram [Instagra: Jennifer Metcalfe] Baby bump on Hollyoaks set
The mum-to-be has also spoken up on what's it been like on the busy soap set since falling pregnant.
She explained, considering her bump is still small, she hasn't had try too many filming tricks to disguise her bump.
The Mercedes McQueen actress said: "I've got less than two months there. I'm quite busy with storylines but they are not working me too hard."
She continued: "I haven't had to cover the bump with a big handbag just yet as I'm getting away with it, but that might change."
Jennifer Metcalfe and Chelsee Healey compare baby bumps on set of Hollyoaks [Jennifer Metcalfe/Instagram] Sex of baby
Jennifer and Greg have decided they're not going to find out the sex of their baby, although Greg's convinced they're having a little girl.
Greg told OK! magazine: "We're not going to, we're having a surprise. I did initially want to, but Jen has always wanted a surprise."
While Jennifer added: "I feel like I'm the one who's got to go through labour, so if I've got a little surprise at the end, it might get me through however many hours it's going to be."
Greg Lake and Jennifer Metcalfe are keeping the sex of their baby a surprise [Getty] Baby scans
Talking about the 20-week-scan, Jennifer told OK! magazine: "It was fascinating.
"You could see its little tongue sticking out and it was swallowing and crossing its legs.
"It was magical. We could see everything really well and apparently that's because I've not got a lot of fat on my tummy."
Greg Lake and Jennifer Metcalfe couldn't be more excited to be expecting [Wenn] Birthing plan
The couple have revealed they're throwing caution to the wind and aren't planning anything.
Jennifer told OK! magazine: "I don't have one [a birthing plan] and I don't want one! I'm relying on Mother Nature. Cats and dogs do it behind couches on their own and woman do it in the middle of nowhere."
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