Louisa Lytton has been "unhappy in many ways" during her pregnancy.

Louisa Lytton

Louisa Lytton

The 'EastEnders' star - who is expecting her first baby with fiancé Ben Bhanvra - admits she has been struggling with her pregnancy so far, and she doesn't like how she has no energy anymore.

Speaking about her struggles, she said: "You are pregnant so everyone around you feels like this is the best news possible. This is what you wanted so you should feel happy every day and not have any negative thoughts. And in my head I thought this doesn't sit right. I am so happy that I am pregnant but I am so unhappy in many other ways. At first I had sickness but my body was changing and I wasn't in control of the fact that I had no energy. Normally I am a really energetic person."

However, Louisa doesn't want to sound ungrateful to those who are struggling to conceive.

She explained to the Made By Mammas podcast: "I was craving really terrible foods and I don't really eat like that. You are almost afraid to speak to anyone around it. My mum was like, 'You are pregnant of course you are going to put on weight'. And to my friends who hadn't been through it, I felt terrible to be negative around the fact that I was pregnant when some people are trying."

Louisa won't be in a "rush" to go back to work once she has the baby.

She said: "I'm doing the thing I’ve wanted the most in life, so I don’t think I’ll be in a rush to go back to work. But then, at the same time, I don’t know because that is who I am.

"So will I have that moment of, 'I need a bit more of myself back again? I’m gonna stay home, give it a year, I think, of me not working. But if I decide to go back before or after, we’ll work it out from there."

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