Jodie Turner-Smith spent her pregnancy feeling ‘really scared’ because she couldn’t feel any movement
Jodie Turner-Smith admits she felt ‘really scared’ much of her pregnancy because she only felt her baby move for 22 weeks
Jodie Turner-Smith has admitted that she felt “ very scared ” for much of her pregnancy because she didn’t feel her baby move until she was 22 weeks old.
The actress, 34, welcomed her first child, Janie, with husband Joshua Jackson last April.
Speak against Cosmopolitan On Friday, Jodie explained that she didn’t feel any movement because she was so active while filming the action movie Without Remorse.
Nervous: Jodie Turner-Smith admitted she felt ‘very scared’ much of her pregnancy because she didn’t feel her baby move for 22 weeks (photo in 2020)
Jodie revealed, ‘My husband was there most of the time I was filming. I had a lot of hot baths … We rented an ultrasound machine and I watched the baby almost every night.
‘Because I was so active on an action movie, I didn’t feel any movement until I was about 22 weeks old, so I spent a lot of time really scared during my pregnancy.
“So I had to look at her to know everything was fine,” she added.
Working Woman: Jodie explained that she didn’t feel any movement due to how active she was while filming the action movie Without Remorse (depicted in the movie)
Concerned: pregnant Jodie and husband Joshua Jackson rented an ultrasound machine so she could look at her unborn baby ‘almost every night’ (pictured in 2020)
Jodie said her “lack of knowledge” about the changes a body goes through during pregnancy made the physically demanding role more challenging.
Last month, The Queen & Slim star told MATCHESFASHION that she cried after Janie was born because she felt a sense of ’emptiness’ in her womb.
Jodie said, “I remember feeling my womb for the first time after giving birth, feeling the emptiness, and I just cried.
‘Because it’s as beautiful as it is bizarre, because it’s totally f ****** normal and human.
My body now has more curves, more folds, more softness, all of which is proof of my biological powers.
“I get more in awe of that every day,” she added.
‘I just cried’: Jodie previously revealed she cried after giving birth to her daughter because her womb felt ’empty’
Reflecting on the birth experience, Jodie reaffirmed how through childbirth she realized how “powerful” women are.
She said She: ‘The men think they are hard core, but they could never do what they do while also making a baby. They just couldn’t.
‘[Giving birth reaffirmed to me that] the patriarchal society is real here, scamming women into thinking they aren’t extraordinarily powerful creatures, because damn, it’s a goddess-level s ***. ‘
‘Goddess level s ***’: Jodie said giving birth made her realize just how ‘powerful’ women are