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Pregnant Gemma Atkinson reveals she was rushed to A&E

Gemma Atkinson has revealed she was rushed to hospital  [Gemma Atkinson/ Instagram]

Pregnant Gemma Atkinson has revealed she was rushed to hospital. 

The actress, who is expecting her first child with boyfriend Gorka Marquez, has opened up on falling ill, revealing she’s been diagnosed with a kidney infection today for the fourth time.

Taking to Instagram, Gemma, 34, revealed she was rushed to A&E last month in a candid post shared with fans.

Gemma Atkinson revealed she was rushed to hospital with her fourth kidney infection  [Gemma Atkinson/Instagram ]

The former Emmerdale star wrote: “Today’s post is the glamorous subject of kidney infections! Yes, I’m going there. I’ve had 3 so far during pregnancy and this morning I was diagnosed with my 4th.”

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She added: “The first two I knew nothing about, the third one floored me and I actually ended up in A&E with it back in early April. 

“Apparently some woman are just prone to them (I’m clearly not a doctor but I was told it’s because our uterus is so close to the bladder. It apparently sits directly on top of it and the increased weight can block the drainage of urine causing an infection) The joys!

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - 2019/03/13: Gemma Atkinson and Gorka Marquez at The Prince's Trust TK Maxx and Homesense Celebrate Success Awards at The London Palladium. (Photo by Keith Mayhew/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)Gemma Atkinson and Gorka Marquez are expecting their first child together  [Getty ]

“During mine & Gorks cinema trip I started with back ache but Avengers was a long ass movie so I thought maybe that’s why. Alas though last night came the fever, aches, cold sweats and nausea.”

Gemma added that she felt “embarrassed” to be going to the doctors with back ache and sickness, but felt grateful that she did.

“I recognised my symptoms from last time, caught it quickly so it’s not as bad as the last one (thankfully) and its currently being treated. 

Gemma Atkinson baby bumpGemma Atkinson is expecting her first child later this year  [Instagram ]

“There’s lots of changes happening in our bodies when pregnant and it’s always better to have a check up, for peace of mind if nothing else.



“The NHS have been wonderful in looking after me but in the nicest way possible I don’t want to see any of them again until I’m due to deliver.”

Gemma and Gorka are set to welcome their first child together after announcing their pregnancy earlier this year.




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