Roxy Horner looked effortlessly glamorous in a black dress as she attended her baby shower on Friday ahead of welcoming her first child.
The model, 32, is currently expecting a daughter with comedian Jack Whitehall and is counting down the days until her due date.
And she was joined by her friends and family for a ‘last minute’ baby shower on Friday, complete with pink balloons and floral displays.
Sharing snaps from the bash to Instagram, Roxy cut an elegant figure in a black strapped dress which hugged her growing baby bump.
She wore a pregnancy support belt over her dress and posed on crutches amid her struggles with pelvic pain due to symphysis pubis dysfunction (SPD).
Celebrating: Roxy Horner looked glamorous in a black dress as she attended her baby shower on Friday ahead of welcoming her first child. She used crutches amid her struggles with SPD
Sweet: She was joined by her friends and family, including her sister Riana (pictured), for a ‘last minute’ baby shower on Friday as she counts down the days until her due date
SPD is common in pregnancies and is a collection of uncomfortable symptoms caused by stiffness in the pelvis joints or the joints moving unevenly.
‘If you have to wear crutches might as well have sparkly ones,’ she wrote alongside the snap of herself at the party.
For her baby shower, Roxy was joined by her mother Lisa Rae and her sister Riana, as well as a group of her close friends.
She praised her mother and sister for helping her through her difficult third trimester of pregnancy as she shared a snap of them all holding hands at the shower.
On her Instagram Stories, she wrote alongside the picture: ‘My tribe who have kept me together this past month.’
Giving an insight into the shower, hosted at her house, Roxy also shared a video showing off all of the decorations, including pink and silver balloons.
The coffee table was also set up with pink candles and pink and white floral displays, while teddy bears were also placed among the decorations.
Snacks were also displayed on the table while the guests milled around and sat on the sofas during the baby shower.
Baby shower: Sharing snaps from the bash to Instagram, Roxy cut an elegant figure in a black strapped dress as her friends posed holding her growing baby bump
Pink! Giving an insight into the party at her house, Roxy also shared a video showing off all of the decorations, including pink and silver balloons
Family: Roxy shared a snap with her sister Riana and her mother Lisa Rae, and praised them for helping her through her difficult third trimester of pregnancy
Overjoyed: Roxy gushed that she was thrilled to have been reunited with all her ‘favourite people’ before giving birth to her first child
Roxy gushed that she was thrilled to have been reunited with all her ‘favourite people’ before giving birth to her first child.
WHAT IS SPD?
Some women may develop pelvic pain in pregnancy. This is sometimes called pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain (PGP) or symphysis pubis dysfunction (SPD).
PGP is a collection of uncomfortable symptoms caused by a stiffness of your pelvic joints or the joints moving unevenly at either the back or front of your pelvis.
PGP is not harmful to your baby, but it can be painful and make it hard to get around.
Women with PGP may feel pain over the pubic bone at the front in the centre, roughly level with your hips and/or across 1 or both sides of your lower back.
Getting diagnosed as early as possible can help keep pain to a minimum and avoid long-term discomfort.
You may be referred to a physiotherapy service that specialises in obstetric pelvic joint problems.
Physiotherapy aims to relieve or ease pain, improve muscle function, and improve your pelvic joint position and stability.
‘My heart is so full because I got to see my favourite people before bub arrives,’ she wrote alongside a video of the baby shower.
It comes days after Roxy admitted she has been in ‘excruciating’ pain as she detailed her struggles during the third trimester of her pregnancy.
Roxy – who was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in 2021 – took to her Instagram Stories on Monday to reveal that she has been left in pain while moving due to SPD.
Roxy has since been seen out-and-about using crutches as she continues to struggle walking due to her symptoms.
She explained: ‘Thank god for my mumma looking after me during this final trimester. I actually don’t know what I would have done without her.
‘Getting everything baby ready with SPD has not been easy but my mumma has really helped me get things organised this last week and I’m starting to feel a bit more at ease with that.
‘Just can’t wait to have baby girl here and not feel this way anymore, it really is excruciating to walk or move right but not long to go and apparently all symptoms of SPD go away once bubba arrives.’
Roxy also shared a black and white video showing her baby bump and told how a pregnancy belt has helped her to manage her symptoms.
‘Also I’ve only just got myself a pregnancy belt which has helped a lot with SPD, I would highly recommend any pregnant woman getting one asap to help avoid getting pelvic pain,’ she added.
Roxy then shared a selfie of herself lying in bed as she thanked her fans for their support and told how she had ‘ignored’ her painful symptoms for a long time.
She continued: ‘I’m so grateful for my female followers! It seems a lot of you have also suffered from SPD and can relate.
Health: It comes days after Roxy admitted she has been in ‘excruciating’ pain as she detailed her struggles with SPD during the third trimester of her pregnancy
Pregnancy: Roxy told how she has been left in pain from any movement or walking amid her struggles with SPD, and has got a pregnancy belt to help her symptoms
Couple: Roxy and Jack are counting down the days until they welcome their first child together, and have already revealed they are expecting a baby girl
‘From what I’ve learnt so far if you are experiencing pain during pregnancy, get it checked out because I ignored mine for too long thinking that was just normal, I kept holding my tummy for support as it was agonising to walk and felt like bub could just fall out!
‘Even sleeping is rough but I’ve been told the best thing to do with SPD is rest as much as possible, get a pregnancy support belt, pregnancy pillow, painkillers and see a physio! Hope that helps anyone else going through the same thing.’
Roxy and Jack are counting down the days until they welcome their first child together, and have already revealed they are expecting a baby girl.
The couple have been dating for more than two years and they reside in a £17.5million, five-bedroom home in Notting Hill with their pooch Coco.