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Please spare a thought for Millie Mackintosh and her itchy boobs

Millie is going through a case of itchy boobs (Picture: WireImage)

While you’re tossing back champagne and toasting to the New Year come 12am tonight please spare a thought for pregnant Millie Mackintosh and her itchy boobs.

As the 30-year-old prepares to welcome her first baby with husband Hugo Taylor, the former Made In Chelsea star has revealed a rather uncomfortable side-effect of her pregnancy.

Taking to social media on Tuesday morning, the star revealed she was suffering from a case of the itchy boob – a common thing to happen while pregnant.

Sharing a selfie of said area, as well as her bump, Millie wrote: ‘Please let me know if you also suffered with itchy boobs and nipples during pregnancy and what you found eased the itch?!’

We can only assume a whole bunch of her 1.3million followers have flocked to her DMs to share with them their remedies and trade stories.

Poor thing! (Picture: @milliemackintosh)

While it might sound mighty odd to those who haven’t gone through pregnancy, or know the ins and outs from someone who has, itchy breasts are totally common and could be caused by various factors such as hormonal changes and pregnancy-induced eczema, as well as the skin reacting to stretching as it prepares for baby. Pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy (PUPPP) has also been known to cause itching, the presence of small hives also noticed by some.

When it comes to getting rid of a persistent itch, Healthline recommends anything from wearing natural fibres and a loser-fitting bra (but still supportive), to slathering on a moisturiser.

The couple announced their pregnancy in November when Millie was 14 weeks pregnant.

Sharing their happy news in Hello! Magazine, the actress said: ‘Hearing her heartbeat for the first time with Hugo by my side was one of the most amazing moments of my life so far.

‘I feel very lucky. I can’t wait to feel that bond and for her to sleep on my chest and breathe in that baby smell.’

Millie and Hugo wed in July 2018 at Whithurst Park in West Sussex. They got engaged the year before while on a luxurious trip to Mykonos to celebrate Millie’s 28th birthday.

The parents-to-be previously dated on and off in 2011, splitting when Hugo cheated on Millie with fellow Made In Chelsea star Rosie Fortescue. They rekindled their romance in 2016 following Millie’s split from husband Professor Green.

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