The Bachelor’s Holly Kingston reveals pregnancy struggle after news she’s expecting first child

She said "nothing could've prepared" her and husband Jimmy Nicholson for the journey.

The Bachelor Australia 2021‘s Holly Kingston has revealed her difficulty in getting pregnant after revealing she and Jimmy Nicholson are expecting their first child.

The duo, who tied the knot in August 2023, took to Instagram on June 16 to announce that their new addition is “coming [in] 2024”.

Holly Kingston and Jimmy Nicholson. Instagram.

The news was well celebrated amongst fans of the recently axed dating show and Holly and Jimmy’s loved ones.

However, the 30-year-old has since revealed that her pregnancy “certainly wasn’t a walk in the park”.

The Bachelor‘s Holly Kingston says she wasn’t “prepared” for tumultuous road to pregnancy

On June 17, Holly shared a video of the moment she learned she was pregnant with her first baby.

The clip cut to the Bachie contestant surprising Jimmy with the positive pregnancy test. The couple then shared a hug and countless happy tears.

In the caption, the mum-to-be lamented that “nothing worth having comes easy”.

“Nothing could’ve prepared us for the lack of control, the pressure, the disappointment and overwhelming isolation that we felt,” Holly told her followers.

“Every time we saw one of these posts, no matter how happy we wanted to be for those on the receiving end… it stung.”

Holly and Jimmy’s unborn baby. Instagram.

Given their difficulty in getting pregnant, Holly said she and Jimmy “made a promise” to share this struggle online “in the hopes it might make some feel less alone”.

“For those looking at this right now experiencing infertility or loss, we see you & from the bottom of our hearts hope a little miracle comes your way too.”

Fans share experiences of pregnancy struggle

In the comment section, several fans shared their own experiences with pregnancy and disappointment.

“Aww congratulations to you both,” one follower wrote.”From someone who has lost, then had fertility issues afterwards & sadly weren’t able to conceive, it’s beautiful that you have a knowledge that it isn’t always a rosie [sic] pathway to parenthood & that for some of us, we have had to pivot our lives.”

“Thank you for sharing this wonderful news with all of us,” another penned. “I’m currently going through the IVF journey & a recent loss so seeing stories like yours gives me hope for the future.”

A third added: “I know the heartache of trying to fall pregnant. It took me 11 years and many IVF attempts to have my first child.

“Then finally falling pregnant is the best thing ever. It will change your lives forever but in the most beautiful way. Congratulations to you both, enjoy every moment.”

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