Popular travel blogger Jessica Stein has today announced she is seven months pregnant, sharing an emotional and honest post with her 2.5 million Instagram followers.
Stein, better known for her Instagram name @tuulavintage, posted a black and white photo with her partner, writing about the struggles she’s faced in the last few months.
“I’ve always dreamed of being a mother, but never knew if I could be,” she wrote. “I experienced multiple pelvic and internal injuries after being hit by a car at 16 with ongoing pain and limitations, and was warned of what might never come to be.”
“I’ve always wanted to adopt… and my partner and I had been talking about it again just before this unexpected miracle happened,” she said. “With my personal history and high value of privacy I hope everyone can understand that I would not have shared this online if I didn’t feel the need to talk about the highs and lows that so many experience with challenging pregnancies.”
The Instagram star then opened up about her battle with antenatal depression, hoping that “speaking out might just help heal myself, and someone else too.”
But Stein’s mental health hasn’t been the only problem for the couple. “At our 20 week scan they noticed the lack of amniotic fluid that I had unknowingly been leaking due to my old bladder injury and was diagnosed with PPROM (broken waters),” she wrote. “With pre-labour symptoms and anticipating a very, very early arrival I was admitted to hospital in Sydney on bed rest once viable at 24 weeks.”