Just four days after announcing that she and her new husband, Ant Anstead, are expecting their first child together, Christina Anstead, formerly known as Christina El Moussa, is opening up about her first trimester.

As Dearly previously reported, on March 22, the star of HGTV’s “Flip or Flop,” announced that she and Ant’s blended family of six is about to become a family of seven in just six months time.

Christina and Ant married on December 22, 2018, in a secret ceremony inside their California home.

Christina has two kids with her ex-husband and co-star, Tarek El Moussa, while Ant also has two children from a previous relationship.

Now the soon-to-be mom of five is opening up about her “brutal” first trimester now that she can finally talk about it.

She wrote:

Now that I can talk about … The first trimester was brutal!!! Maybe it’s my age (35- considered a geriatric pregnancy ??‍♀️?) lol… or maybe I just forgot how bad it was with Tay and Bray.. but yikes it really blind sided me. Nausea, exhaustion, too many food aversions, too many carbs….

As People reported, Christina also struggled with fertility and had difficult pregnancies with her two oldest children, Taylor and Brayden.

And while it’s unclear how long Christina and Ant were trying to get pregnant for, Ant described their unborn child as a “miracle baby” on Instagram.

Christina continued on Instagram, saying that she’s “back to feeling somewhat normal” and is trying to “enjoy the second trimester while it’s here”:

Thank you to my amazing husband for being so supportive while his new bride was complaining and a little more cray than usual ?. We found out we were expecting after the honeymoon and I’m officially 15 weeks now ♥️.

Ant commented under his wife’s photo with an encouraging message:

Way too hard on yourself! You have been perfect!

According to Healthline, a geriatric pregnancy is a label the medical world puts on pregnant women who are 35 years of age or older.

However, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of women between the ages of 35 and 39 who had their first babies has increased in all race groups since 2014.

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