Former Towie star Ferne McCann’s journey towards motherhood is documented in Ferne McCann: First Time Mum premiering on ITVBe on Tuesday 12 December at 9.00pm.
With intimate access to her close circle of family and friends, Ferne shows courage and strength in the face of adversity, as she confronts pregnancy in the backdrop of a media storm around her ex-partner.
Ferne says: “You find out you’re pregnant, you’re like, I was so excited and it was just all going to be amazing and then your whole life and world is turned upside down it was like, just absolute hell, and is hell.”
But the programme shows her positive approach and excitement about having a baby and she explains how she had to find the strength to carry on. She says: “I don’t think you realise how much strength you’ve actually got until you are faced with a terrible situation.”
With 12 weeks to go until she gives birth, Ferne she goes about her daily life – preparing for the baby and working hard.
As well as being pregnant she has moved out of her mum’s house and is living alone for the first time. But she still spends plenty of time with her mum who joins her for hypnobirthing lessons and will be her birthing partner when she goes into labour.
Ferne prepares for the new arrival by buying furniture for the baby – and struggling to put it together – and going for a psychic reading to find out more information about the little one.
Ferne also admits she is reluctant to join normal pregnancy groups due to her personal situation and the fear of people judging her, but she does try out pregnancy yoga after meeting another mum on a trip out. She also takes part in a magazine photoshoot and goes to her first red carpet event since discovering she was expecting.
Ferne allows intimate access to her close circle of family and friends such as James ‘Arg’ Argent, Vicky Pattison and Stephanie Pratt as she discusses her future with them and her excitement at having a baby.
The programme follows Ferne right up to giving birth to her baby girl and she is clearly besotted with her. Ferne says: “I cannot imagine life without her. It’s such a lovely surreal feeling that she is mine. I cannot believe I had a girl, I’m so shocked. I’m so in love.”
Ferne McCann First Time Mum Premieres Tuesday 12 December 2017 from 9.00pm-10.30pm on ITVBe.