Pregnancy & Birth

What prompted Megan Gale to fear for her unborn baby

“The thought of something happening to this little baby is quite distressing.”

By Katie Skelly and Candice Mehta-Culjak
Like any expectant mother, Megan Gale is hoping for a smooth pregnancy that ends in the safe delivery of her second baby with AFL-star partner Shaun Hampson.
But in a moment of shock, the model revealed her deepest fears after an “incident” that saw her take a fall on a staircase.
Speaking out in an Instagram story, the 41-year-old recalls: “I was going to walk up our stairs and my foot was just placed badly on the step and I rolled over and heard a crunch and a tear.”
She goes on to explain the crunch sound to be her ankle – a joint she already describes to be a weakness in her body.
“To say it was agonising is putting it mildly, but of course, my main immediate and major concern was the baby and if it was OK.”
WATCH: Megan tells of her terrifying ordeal in the video player below.
Putting our minds at rest, Megan continues: “The good news is that Bubs is fine and that has taken a load off.
“The thought of something happening to this little baby is quite distressing,” she concludes.
Turning the camera around, the mum-of-one shows her followers her “current situation” where her ankle is bandaged and elevated.
Until she makes a full recovery, the Australia’s Next Top Model host will commit to bed rest, a treatment that will no doubt prove “challenging” with son River, two.

Megan confirmed the exciting news last week when she posted a picture of an oven with a literal bread bun toasting away – we see what you did there!
And while her reveal was posted in good spirits, the brunette’s road to baby number two hasn't come without hardships.
In January, the Aussie stunner opened up about suffering a miscarriage in 2016 when she was 8 weeks pregnant.
She bravely decided to go public with her ordeal in order to challenge the stigma surrounding losing a child before birth, something which affects one in four Australian women.

After she fell pregnant, her body couldn’t cope.
“I had a cold, flu, I got laryngitis, I had a chest infection - it just got worse and worse,” Megan told InStyle.
Following a reassuring six-week scan Megan explains how, in the weeks that followed, she felt something was amiss.
“I can’t put my finger on it. There was no physical change or a sign or symptom.”
A trip to the obstetrician confirmed her fears, she’d lost the baby.
"Immediately you go into a bit of blame; 'What have I done?' Because you're charged with the responsibility for growing this life and carrying it through.
"So I think it's very natural with miscarriage to have this feeling you've dropped the ball," the television host explained.
Megan and her man sure make a handsome couple.
Despite their heartbreak, Megan admits it's only strengthened her relationship with Shaun, who she has been with since 2011 following her split from Andy Lee in 2010.
"We've been through a lot together but it's just strengthened us as a couple. I think those things can really make you or break you and it's absolutely made us," she
We cannot wait to meet Megan’s newest addition!

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