Helen Flanagan opens up about water birth and wedding plans with fiance Scott Sinclair

Helen Flanagan and fiancé Scott Sinclair have appeared in their first shoot since the birth of their second child.

In this week’s OK! Magazine, the couple, who have been together since 2009, spoke about Helen’s pregnancy, their wedding plans, and how life has changed since the arrival of their second daughter, Delilah Ruby Sinclair.

Helen gave birth to Delilah in June this year, and revealed on social media that she opted for a water birth.

Helen and Scott already share a three-year-old daughter, Matilda.

Speaking about her water birth and anxieties during pregnancy, Helen told OK!: ‘I felt very anxious during my pregnancy about giving birth naturally, so I had mentioned to Scott that I’d like a Caesarean section – but when I read that there a six-week recovery time, I realised it was unrealistic with Matilda to look after too.

‘I opted for a water birth instead, which I loved,’ she added. ‘Luckily, my labour went really well although it was much more painful than my first birth. At points I felt like I was about to explode because the contractions were so intense!’

The 28-year-old actress also revealed that she had a very quick labour, saying : ‘Delilah’s birth was so quick – Scott almost missed it!’

Footballer Scott also told the publication that he proposed to Helen in May during a trip to Disneyland Paris while she was pregnant with their second child, although he had been thinking about proposing for a while.

Speaking about his delayed proposal, 29-year-old Scott said: ‘When you have kids things get put on a back burner a bit. But now we have two children, it’s really important to us that we all have the same surname.’

Helen added that her and Scott are aiming to marry next summer and that she’s already got ideas for her wedding.

‘I’m super girlie and I’ve dreamt about my wedding since I was young,’ the Corrie star said. ‘So I’ve already been wedding dress shopping!’

You can read the full story in OK! Magazine, out now (August 27).