Jennifer O’Connell: ‘Idea we are poster children for drinking in pregnancy is horrifying’

Jennifer O’Connell: ‘Idea we are poster children for drinking in pregnancy is horrifying’

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Posed by model. Photograph: Getty.
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In my experience, pregnant women can be roughly divided into two categories.

You’ll realise the first type is pregnant because she’ll be wearing maternity clothes way too big for her – and because she’ll announce it, possibly within seconds of meeting. Hang around long enough, you’ll probably get to see her 3D ultrasound photos and hear the latest guidance on alcohol consumption, peanuts and runny eggs.

The second type won’t be showing ultrasound photos to anyone, except maybe the father of the child, whom she has forgotten to tell about the appointment. Again. Her pregnancy is more difficult to detect because she’ll stay in her “normal” wardrobe – which includes maternity items leftover…


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