Helen Flanagan has opened up on the perils of her third pregnancy, revealing she’s suffering with severe morning sickness.
The Coronation Street actress, 28, revealed the happy news that she and fiancé Scott Sinclair are expecting their third child on Monday night by sharing a collection of family snaps onto her Instagram account.
Helen and Scott already have two adorable daughters Matilda, three, and one-year-old Delilah, but the actress revealed she’s struggled with her third pregnancy and had even been hospitalised.
Helen took to Instagram on Tuesday to reveal she’s been suffering extreme morning sickness, caused by a condition called hyperemesis gravidarum.
The star candidly opened up to her 946,000 followers about her struggle.
Helen shared a beautiful photo of her eldest daughter Matilda holding up a heartwarming drawing she’d made for her mum, which read: “I hope you better.”
Next to the snap, Helen shared another of her hand holding an ultrasound picture while laying in a hospital bed.
In the post’s caption, Helen wrote to fans: “I’ve been a lot quieter on my social recently as I’ve had hyperemis gravidum.
"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. I just can’t wait to meet my little one so in love with them already”.
She then told her fans: “I’m going to film an IGTV on hyperemis soon and any other mummy’s to be with hyperemis I feel you x”.
Helen suffered hyperemesis gravidarum with both her girls’ pregnancies.
She previously opened up about it to Ok! magazine, saying: “I have just been really poorly.
“I couldn’t go into work and do any filming. I had hyperemesis 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. I know some women have a horrific time and end up in the hospital for nine months, so I was lucky, but it was horrendous.”