Jacqueline Jossa has detailed her experience of “painful periods” in a new female-focused ITVBe documentary.
The former EastEnders star, 29, has opened up about her struggles hoping to find answers while raising awareness.
She gives ITV viewers a glimpse of how ‘heavy periods’ have negatively impacted her career, family life and general well-being.
‘It’s actually pretty scary’: Jacqueline Jossa has detailed her experience of ‘painful periods’ in a new female-focused ITVBe documentary
Jacqueline who won I’m A Celebrity in 2019, explaining: “My periods were more manageable in the jungle because of the low-histamine diet and sleep I think — but maybe the constant whirlwind of emotions kept me from doing it.”
When asked if she would ever turn down physical opportunities because of the condition, she said: “Hopefully that wouldn’t put me off. I don’t know how they manage to balance and wear their glamorous dance outfits when they have their period. Especially when the period can be so heavy!
“And even though those two shows aren’t in my locker, I don’t think it would be my period that would put me off, more because I can’t dance ha!”
Tough: The former EastEnders star, 29, has opened up about her struggles hoping to find answers while raising awareness
After sharing her excruciating experience of painful periods with her 3.5 million Instagram followers, soap star Jacqueline is on a personal journey to investigate the condition of painful periods with medical experts in Jac Jossa: Me & Periods.
In an emotional teaser clip, Jacqueline opened up about not knowing how to explain how periods work to her daughters.
Jacqueline married former TOWIE star Dan Osborne in 2017.
The couple are parents to Ella, seven, and Mia, four – while Dan shares son Teddy, seven, with his ex Megan Tomlin.
Jacqueline, who won ‘I’m a Celebrity’ in 2019, explained: ‘My periods were more manageable in the jungle I think because of the low histamine diet and sleep – but probably the constant whirlwind of emotions kept me from doing it.’
The soap star said: “It’s actually quite scary. How would I sit her down and say that anytime between now and 16 you will get your period, which means blood will flow, as I put it. It makes me panic.
“I always do that when I think she can’t handle it. Little people are tough, they crack, I think it’s more my fault. I mean, Daniel, I just don’t know how he’s going to handle it. They are still our babies.
“Oh, it’s so sad. I feel bad for her, it’s hard being a girl. I don’t want them to go through something like this. Where they’re embarrassed or guys take offense if they lick somewhere.’
Jacqueline is followed as she meets influencers who are on a mission to educate people about periods in a new way, and as she discovers the impact that period stigma is having on women.
In a candid but upbeat, personally penned article for ITV Studios Daytime, Jacqueline is determined to play a role in ending the period taboo, breaking down the “shhhh” attitude towards being “on” and getting people talking about periods.
Family: Jacqueline tied the knot with former TOWIE star Dan Osborne in 2017 and the couple are parents to Ella, seven, and Mia, four – while Dan shares son Teddy, seven, with his ex Megan Tomlin
Celebrity Health Stories, airing on ITVBe, focus on a different topic dear to four stars.
Jacqueline, boxer Nicola Adams, 39, SClub7’s Hannah Spearritt, 41, and The Real Housewives of Cheshire star Tanya Bardsley, 41, will direct the four specials.
Alternately emotional, poignant and personal, the documentaries aim to shed light on serious issues facing women in today’s society in the hope of finding answers and raising awareness in the process.
New: Celebrity Health Stories, airing on ITVBe, will focus on a different topic dear to four stars – including Jacqueline
Source: | Dailymail.co.uk
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