Helen Flanagan may be known for hitting the headlines thanks to her outfits, story lines and footballer boyfriend but now she is pregnant, the former Coronation Street star is becoming more well known for her pregnancy woes and hopes as a mother to be.
Many pregnant mothers to be suffer with morning sickness, especially during the early months and it is refreshing to hear a celebrity talk about their own personal experience to make more people aware just how difficult this time of pregnancy can be.
For the first time since becoming pregnant, Helen Flanagan spoke in an exclusive interview with OK! Magazine about her experiences so far as an expectant mother and has revealed her terrible time with morning sickness in the first few weeks.
Helen Flanagan, most well known for previously starring in Coronation Street , is due to give birth in June this year with her first baby and spoke about her time being pregnant which included a period where she was bed bound.
Speaking to OK! Magazine, Helen Flanagan said: “I’m getting better now, but I’ve never known anything like it. I’ve only really been sick from hangovers but you feel like you’ve got a constant hangover. I couldn’t get out of bed some days because I was throwing up so much.”
She added: “At the most I’d be sick five times a day. I literally didn’t leave the flat for ages. The most I did was go to the shops and actually I was sick in Marks and Spencer once, as well as outside Starbucks.”
But while her morning sickness has dampened the experience it has not lessened her excitement about becoming a mother for the first time with her footballing boyfriend Scott Sinclair.
Helen Flanagan said: “Scott’s known I’ve wanted to be a mum since pretty early in our relationship. So when I turned 24 we both felt it was our time to finally have our baby.
“A mum really is everything I’ve genuinely wanted to be. I think it’s the best thing you can be!”
She added: “I’m convinced it’s a boy – I love the name Flynn!”
Helen also spoke openly about her relationship with Scott Sinclair who she has been dating since she was 19 years old: “We’ve been together for five years so we’re just like best friends. We do everything together.
She added: “We’re very compatible”.
Helen Flanagan concluded: “Scott will be a great birthing partner too. He’s so calm and together. Plus because the baby’s due in June, which is off-season, he’ll be around to help out with the baby. I know he’ll be a fantastic dad.”