STACEY Solomon has sparked a fierce debate among mums after she shared a video of her eating a Mr Whippy ice-cream while pregnant.
The Loose Women presenter posted the clip of her enjoying the frozen treat on Monday where she and partner Joe Swash wished her 1.4 million Instagram followers a happy Bank Holiday.
However, several fans were quick to warn Stacey over her sweet treat, claiming that it should be avoided by expectant mums.
One follower wrote: “Was pregnant last year and I got told not to eat whippy ice cream because of bacteria build up in the machines.”
“Not supposed to eat ice-cream when pregnant Stacey” agreed another.
A third warned: “I’m sorry but I don’t think you can have that ice cream. I’m pregnant myself and found out recently we’re not allowed when pregnant that sort of ice cream. It sucks.”
However, several others came out in defence of Stacey who is expecting her first child with fellow-presenter Joe.
One mum commented: “I really wouldn’t worry! Small doses and you have to enjoy bank holiday!”
Another said: “I ate mr whippy when I was pregnant as I was pregnant through a really hot summer my midwife said everything changes over the years.
The official NHS advice agrees that Stacey’s choice in snack shouldn’t impact on her pregnancy.
Advice on the website reads: “Soft ice creams should be fine to eat when you’re pregnant, as they are processed products made with pasteurised milk and eggs, so any risk of salmonella food poisoning has been eliminated.
“For homemade ice cream, use a pasteurised egg substitute or follow an egg-free recipe.”
The 29-year-old mum recently shared a close-up shot of her hairy baby bump, telling fans: “I think I’m pregnant with a Furby.”
She posted the pic last week, asking: “Did anyone else’s belly just suddenly become covered in fur?”
She wrote: “I’m not sure if you can see it but all of the grainy little lines are blonde hairs that I’ve never had before.
“Now I’ve now started sprouting some lovely thick, wirey black ones around my belly button.
“I’ve always had my hair tummy snail trail which is a line of hair that practically goes from my cleavage all the way done to my hoo-ha but never an all over fuzz .”
“I’m not upset by it one bit I’ve always loved my, furrier than most, body, I’m just so fascinated as to why this happens? What does it mean? Is it to keep the Furby warm? .”
She added: “Any incites are much appreciated (I think, as long as they’re not scary, if you have something scary to say, DON’T my anxiety can’t take it ).”
Stacey’s fans rushed to reassure her, explaining: “It’s just a hormonal thing ,should go when bubba arrived, love your confidence , your amazing.”
Another suggested it meant Stacey – who already has sons Zachary and Leighton from previous relationships – and Joe have a girl on the way.
They wrote: “I got a hairy tum but only when pregnant with my daughter, didn’t get it with my son…”
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