She welcomed her first child into the world, a daughter named Sunday, last month.
And Ferne McCann has revealed yet more details about her pregnancy experience, admitting she developed a weird obsession with sponges, before spilling intimate details about her time in labour.
While it’s totally normal for expectant mothers to find themselves craving the bizarre while pregnant, Ferne admitted hers was more unusual than most.
She told heat magazine: ‘The only thing that was super-weird is that I had an obsession with sponges. And damp smells. Honestly, this is a thing – I Googled it. Women love the texture. I was burying my nose in sponge.’
The reality star confessed that she also ate chocolate close to every night of her pregnancy – a habit she is still trying to shake.
The former TOWIE star – who will document her journey into motherhood in her new programme Ferne: First time Mum – also divulged personal details about her time in labour.
She explained: ‘Well, they describe it as the ring of fire – it’s a the crowning of the head. I’ve never experienced a pain like it. The pain kind of just fizzles away as soon as you’ve given birth.’
Asked how she felt about raising her daughter alone, she remarked:
‘I’ve got used to the idea, to be honest. I’d done the whole pregnancy on my own and I kind of knew it was coming, so yeah.’
The interview also saw Ferne disparage the term ‘single mum’, a comment that recently saw her criticised by fellow single parent and former Celebrity Big Brother star Jessica Cunningham.
Ferne shares daughter Sunday with ex-boyfriend Arthur Collins – who was recently convicted for his part in a horrific nightclub acid attack that took place in east London earlier this year.
Arthur was convicted of five counts of grievous bodily harm with intent and nine of actual bodily harm two weeks ago. He had committed the offence while out celebrating the news of Ferne’s pregnancy.
He has been warned he could face life behind bars when he is sentenced on December 19.
According to The Sun, Ferne is understood to have told the father of her newborn daughter that she won’t ever see him again after visiting him in prison.