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Bachelor in Paradise star Alex Nation reveals the unusual foods she binged during pregnancy and gives advice to struggling mothers

''Trust your body.''

By Alana Mazzoni
Bachelor In Paradise alum and certified super-mum Alex Nation has revealed the unusual foods she was obsessed with during her pregnancy, before sending out a message of encouragement to other women.
The mother-of-two, who revealed she plans on having one more baby, shared sage advice to first-time mums going through labor.
"My advice is be a passenger in your own body. Trust your body, it knows what its doing," she told her 100,000 Instagram followers.
Alex and her partner Carson welcomed Maxwell in August 2021. (Instagram)
She also recommended buying a TENS machine, which sends small electrical impulses that can reduce the pain signals going to the spinal cord and brain.
"I loved my TENS machine it was just the absolute best," she continued.
Alex also advised mothers struggling with doubts over their parenting skills to be "gentle and kind" to themselves.
Alex also has a 10-year-old son from a previous relationship. (Instagram)
"Don't put too much pressure on yourself. If all you did today was have a shower, [that's] amazing," she said.
"Don't be afraid to ask for help. Don't be afraid to put your hand up and say 'I'm struggling and I'm really f--king tired'."
The 29-year-old also admitted her morning sickness during both pregnancies was "horrendous," adding that the only foods she could stomach were Shapes Chicken Crimpys, Zofran Wafers and ginger beer.
Alex and her fiancé Carson Jory welcomed their son Maxwell in August last year.
The 29-year-old, who shot to fame as the winner of Richie Strahan's season of The Bachelor, also has a 10-year-old son named Elijah, whom she shares with her former partner.
Last year she revealed how she manages the sometimes tricky process of co-parenting with Elijah's father.
"Elijah's dad, step mum, Carson and I do everything we can to make things as easy as possible for all of us," she shared, adding that "working together" and sometimes having to make compromises is key.
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