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Helen Flanagan reveals she has been hospitalised with severe morning sickness as she thanks nurses

HELEN Flanagan has revealed she’s been hospitalised with severe morning sickness as she thanked nurses for looking after her.

The Corrie star is pregnant with her third child with footballer fiance Scott Sinclair. 

Posting a photo of their adorable daughter Matilda, five, with a get well card and another snap of the actress in a hospital bed, Helen revealed she’s been suffering with hyperemesis gravidarum.

She wrote alongside the photos: “I’ve been a lot quieter on my social recently as I’ve had hyperemis gravidum [sic]. 

“I had this with both girls but this time was on another level. I am so relieved to be over the worst and so very happy and so grateful for my baby ❤️✨ 

“My mum has just been the best and I have no idea how I would have got through it without her! Scott’s been amazing with the girls and the nurses at the Royal Bolton Hospital were so lovely which I’m so grateful for.”

Helen, 30 and Scott, 31, are already parents to daughters Matilda, five and Delilah, two.

The family announced the happy news by posting a photo of them with the youngsters holding up hospital ultrasound snaps of their new sibling.

Helen tagged Scott into her post, writing: "Our 3rd baby arriving March." He added: "Baby number 3 on the way 2021♥️♥️♥️."

They also shared a brief video version of the announcement, set to The Lumineers' hit Ho Hey.

The Rosie Webster actress revealed the happy news on Instagram, showing off her bump in her kitchen.

Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) is much worse than the normal morning sickness experienced during pregnancy.

Unlike regular pregnancy sickness, HG may not get better by 14 weeks and for many needs hospital treatment.

Sufferers may be sick numerous times each day and be unable to keep food or drink down, which can massively impact their everyday life.

Sickness may not clear up completely until the baby is born, although some symptoms can improve at around 20 weeks.

HG is unlikely to harm your baby, but can cause you to lose weight during your pregnancy, so there is an increase in chance your baby will weigh less than expected.

Sufferers of hyperemesis gravidarum will experience more extreme nausea and vomiting than typical morning sickness.

Actress Helen and Preston North End winger Scott have been in a relationship since 2009 and got engaged in 2018.

She has long spoken about her wish to have a big family, saying she would like to have four children, while he's determined to draw the line at three.

However, Helen added: "I definitely want more. I'm sure I'll get my own way eventually."

The couple had been due to walk down the aisle this year, but decided to postpone the 'I do' s as Helen's younger sister was due to get married in the same year.

Helen is best known for playing Rosie Webster in Corrie and for appearing in the 2012 series of I'm A Celeb, where she came seventh.

Scott played for Bristol Rovers as a teenager before before moving to Chelsea, from where he spent periods on loan at Plymouth Argyle, QPR, Charlton, Crystal Palace, Birmingham City and Wigan.

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