Helen Flanagan reveals current pregnancy will be her 'last'
- Bang Showbiz
- 30 December 2020
'Coronation Street' actress Helen Flanagan has revealed her current, third pregnancy will be her "last", because she would "never want to go through" hyperemesis gravidarum again
Helen Flanagan has admitted her current, third pregnancy will be her "last".
The 'Coronation Street' actress has entered her third trimester and is seven months gone, but she doesn't want to fall pregnant for a fourth time because she wouldn't want to go through hyperemesis gravidarum – a complication which is characterised by nausea, vomiting, dehydration and weight loss – again.
She wrote on Instagram: "This is definitely my last pregnancy. I had Matilda at 24 and I wanted my children close together and it just feels right for me. I would never want to go through the hyperemesis again, it wouldn’t be fair on the children I already have and I want to give each child as much attention as each other. I thought I’d feel sad if I knew I was carrying my last but the hyperemis has been a blessing as it’s took that away. (sic)"
The 30-year-old star – who has kids Matilda, five, and Delilah, two, with Scott Sinclair – also admitted she feels "anxious" about her labour, and she is trying a hypnotherapy course this time.
She wrote: "I do feel anxious about my labour. I’ve always had a bit of a fear about giving birth and I have been scared before each labour though I’ve been really lucky to have two really good positive labours. Midwives are just amazing. I’m trying a hypnotherapy course this time round. For me I work myself up in my head which is way worse than the actual labour.
"I’ve decided to choose to go to hospital for my labour I did think of maybe a home birth but because I do get more anxious about giving birth I think I might feel calmer in hospital. (sic)"
While Helen admitted she hasn't really felt "like herself" since she fell pregnant, she is "grateful" not to have hyperemesis anymore.
She said: "I’ve definitely found this pregnancy a challenge after having a hyperemesis gravidarum pregnancy and I’ve not really felt like myself since I fell pregnant I still have nausea most days but just grateful that I don’t have hyperemesis gravidarum anymore and can be a mum to the girls and get about doing things.
"I have quite a lot of back pain in this pregnancy and juggling the two girls can sometimes hurt my back more but I’m finding a hot water bottle and baths really help. Scott usually takes over with the bed/bath time routine with the girls but has broke his hand recently in a game. (sic)"