Catherine Tyldesley says she’s ‘lost vision’ and ‘feels weak’ during second pregnancy


Catherine Tyldesley has revealed she’s suffering from vision loss during her second pregnancy.

The Coronation Street star and her partner Tom Pitfield share six-year-old Alfie James and are awaiting for the arrival of their baby daughter.

The 38-year-old actress shared an update about her pregnancy with her 644,000 Instagram followers.

In her lengthy post read, Catherine opened up about her pregnancy worries and encouraged followers to check in with pregnant friends.

She said: “Don’t assume your pregnant pals are doing fine. Regardless of whether it’s their second, third, fourth child.

“I began to see very early on, that this pregnancy was completely different from my first.

Catherine Tyldesley
The Corrie star shared how she struggled with her vision during this pregnancy

The Corrie star added: “Not knowing how I am going to feel from one day to the next makes me feel weak.

“I hate feeling weak- mentally or physically. I hate ‘giving in’… and certainly don’t like ‘giving up’.”

The actress then raised how each day brought “new obstacles” after she experienced intense pain and worry.

She said: “Some days I am met with loss of vision at several points during the day through ocular, hormone related migraines.”

Catherine Tyldesley and family
Catherine is expecting her second child with Tom Pitfield

“I have had to pull over in my car and ride out vision loss, crying on my own till it passes…But baby needs those hormones to flourish. For me it’s an inconvenience- to her its staying alive.”

“My pregnancy insomnia means that some days , I can barely get out of bed. I can’t ignore my body- it’s doing it’s thing.”

The mum-of-mum wrapped up the honest post about how fortunate she feels about being a mum but encourages her followers to check in on friends.

Catherine Tyldesley
She was last seen in Corrie back in 2018

She penned: “I am grateful beyond words for this pregnancy- please don’t get me wrong, I know how lucky I am. “

“It is a lesson to me- to always check in with my pregnant friends AND their partners!!!’.

Catherine played Eva Price on the ITV soap from 2011 to 2018.

The former Corrie star and Tom are due to welcome their little girl in the Spring.

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