Helen Flanagan, who is currently pregnant with her second child, has opened up about her difficult first trimester of pregnancy, why she’s convinced she’s having a baby boy and the changes she’s had to make the second time around.
Coronation Street star Helen hilariously revealed that she’s having to make some pretty major changes at work to accommodate for baby number two – namely in the wardrobe department!
Taking to Instagram the actress posted a throwback photo of herself as her soap character, Rosie Webster.
Her caption said, ‘#tbt to Rosie’s skimpy wardrobe, bring on the maternity leggings and baggy tops to hide the bump @coronationstreet xx’
[instagram] https://www.instagram.com/p/Bd0ph0TBRrl/?taken-by=hjgflanagan [/instagram] Helen is back at work now, taking to the cobbles for Corrie, after suffering from the same pregnancy sickness as the Duchess of Cambridge in her first trimester of pregnancy.
‘I have just been really poorly’ she confessed to OK! magazine. ‘I couldn’t go to work and do any filming. I had hypermesis gravidarum, it lasted for five weeks. It doesn’t sound like a long time but I was just so ill. Luckily it cleared up at ten weeks’ she said.
Helen revealed to OK! magazine that although she doesn’t know the gender of her second child, she has a ‘gut feeling’ about the baby’s gender that makes her convinced she will have a boy this time.
Helen and her partner Scott are already parents to their baby girl Matilda, and have previously agreed to wait until the birth to find out if they’re having a boy or a girl. However, this time it seems Helen might be changing her mind because her boyfriend Scott added, ‘I would rather not find out, but I think Helen wants to know.’
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The soap actress announced her pregnancy to OK! magazine just before Christmas while she was 14 weeks pregnant. Now in her second trimester, it’s likely that her due date will be around May 2018.
Despite having given birth before, Helen admitted to OK! that childbirth has always terrified her and explained, ‘Before I went into labour last time, I cried. I was really scared.’