‘I just feel deflated’: Lauren Brant opens up about trying to fall pregnant

Former Hi-5 star, Lauren Brant has taken to Instagram to share an honest post about trying to fall pregnant. 

Married to Barry Hall, Lauren and the former AFL player have a son, Miller, together, but the couple have been trying for a second baby. However, Lauren says they’ve had ‘no luck’.  

“I just feel down”

“I have been nauseous for a week, had intense bloating, am tired and am late … so I went for a blood test but was told tonight – Negative,” she wrote on Instagram.

“So now I just feel down … and have no idea why I’ve been having all those symptoms.”

Lauren explains to her fans that Miller was a “surprise bub” so they didn’t have to think about trying for a baby.

It’s OK to feel sad

Although the couple have only been trying for a few months, the disappointment of a negative pregnancy test is something many people can relate to. Importantly, she recognises that’s it’s okay to feel sad sometimes, instead of pretending everything is fine. 

“I do feel it’s important to always be truthful to my open and beautiful audience and right now, I am not feeling ‘great’ so I didn’t want to try write a happy or funny caption,” she said in her post. 

She added: “It ’s only been a couple of months and I know it takes people years … I also know it’s best to just see what happens and not put pressure on yourselves. But that is so much easier said than done.”

“Is this how others feel?”

Lauren says that she’s not looking for sympathy but wants to know if her feelings are normal. 

“Yes, tomorrow, I’ll be back into my healthy eating, healthy mindset, exercise & most of all self-love! But tonight, I just feel deflated … I’m not looking to compare with anyone or get any sympathy. This is just where I am at in this very moment. Is this how others feel?”

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Ok, so this is one of those ‘vulnerable’ posts. The kind that are a little harder to write on social media as it doesn’t highlight a positive part of my life! However, I do feel it’s important to always be truthful to my open and beautiful audience and right now, I am not feeling ‘great’ so I didn’t want to try write a happy or funny caption 🌸 Miller was a surprise bub, so we didn’t even have to think about trying for him. He has been a perfect little joy from the moment we conceived 🌸 Well Barry and I have wanted to try for another one for a while now. I wasn’t able to while breast feeding and since I have become regular, we have had no luck. Look it’s only been a couple of months and I know it takes people years… I also know it’s best to just see what happens and not put pressure on yourselves. But that is so much easier said than done. I have been nauseous for a week, had intense bloating, am tired and am late… so I went for a blood test but was told tonight – Negative. So now I just feel down… and have no idea why I’ve been having all those symptoms. Yes, tomorrow, il be back into my healthy eating, healthy mindset, exercise & most of all self love! But tonight, I just feel deflated… I’m not looking to compare with anyone or get any sympathy. This is just where I am at in this very moment. Is this how others feel? . . . I did however choose to at least put up a happy pic, cause I didn’t want to interfere your scrolling with ‘sadness.’ 🌸 📷 @kaitlinmareephotography

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“Thank you for your open and honest post” 

Followers were quick to offer their support with many saying they can relate to how Lauren is feeling. 

“Thank you for your open and honest post,” one commenter wrote. “Both mine are IVF, so I do know about that almost willing yourself to be pregnant … totally wallow with comfort food, in your pjs under a blanket. Tomorrow is a new day and I’m sending you baby dust wishes for good news soon xxx.”

Another added: “Take your time to let yourself feel sad right now in preparation for some real joy around the corner. Miller is a beautiful boy and will spread joy wherever he goes, and maybe you are just getting some more time to enjoy him on his own and he to have you all to himself x.”

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