Pregnant Helen Flanagan cosies up to her footballer fiancé Scott Sinclair as they celebrate their 11th anniversary
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She’s expecting her third child next spring.
And Helen Flanagan had another reason to celebrate on Thursday as she marked her 11th anniversary with fiancé Scott Sinclair.
Sweet: Helen Flanagan celebrated her 11th anniversary with fiancé Scott Sinclair on Thursday, uploading a photo of the couple to her Instagram Stories
The photo showed footballer Scott resting his hand on Helen’s growing bump as they posed in their kitchen.
Helen looked gorgeous in a floaty black top and trousers, adding a pop of colour with her ruby red lipstick.
In February Helen revealed she’d postponed her wedding, insisting the couple ‘already feel like we’re married’.
Speaking before the COVID-19 pandemic ruined most 2020 wedding plans, soap actress Helen said she and Scott plan on rescheduling their nuptials to next year as her younger sister Jessica was set to tie the knot in the summer.
”I can’t believe I’m coming up to six months now!’ The Coronation Street actress, 30, took to Instagram last week to reveal she’s approaching the end of her second trimester
Meanwhile in a recent Instagram post, Helen reflected on her pregnancy as she shared: ‘I can’t believe I’m coming up to six months now.
‘I’m due in March so in my head it’s Christmas, January, February, then my due date month. It is really exciting. I’m looking forward to my next midwife appointment, I get to hear the baby’s heartbeat.’
Earlier this month, the thespian revealed she is still experiencing nausea during her pregnancy.
Helen has been suffering from hyperemesis – a pregnancy complication characterised by nausea, vomiting, dehydration and weight loss.
Family first: The Bury native is already a mother to her daughters Matilda, five, and Delilah, two, who she shares her footballer fiancé Scott, 31
The media personality admitted she wants to ‘eat all the time’ to make herself feel better. ‘I’m going to make a vegan lasagna. Also, I still have nausea in this pregnancy. It’s nothing like it was but yeah constantly feel nauseous,’ she shared.
‘So I just feel like I’ve got to eat all the time and eating always makes me feel better. Joys. Also I don’t know if you can see but honestly bump feels like I’m getting really, really big now. And I feel like I’ve got like a little pregnancy waddle.’
The TV star revealed she was pregnant with her third child with a sweet social media image shared in September.
The Bury native is already a mother to her daughters Matilda, five, and Delilah, two.
WHAT IS HYPEREMESIS GRAVIDARUM?
Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) is defined as severe nausea and vomiting during pregnancy.
Celebrities who’ve been open about their own battles with HG include:
- The Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton
- Kim Kardashian
- Kourtney Kardashian
- Debra Messing
- Kelly Clarkson
- Tia Mowry
- Tori Spelling
- Amy Schumer
It affects up to two percent of pregnant women.
HG symptoms usually appear between weeks four and six and peak at 9-to-13 weeks.
Up to 20 per cent of sufferers experience symptoms up to weeks 14-to-20, however, most have relief in the later stages.
Unlike morning sickness, which affects up to 80 percent of pregnant women, HG causes severe dehydration and prevents sufferers from keeping any food down.
Other symptoms include:
- Losing five percent or more of their pre-pregnancy weight
- Reduced urination
- Extreme fatigue
- Loss of skin elasticity
- A rapid heart rate
Some HG cases require hospitalization where women can receive IV fluids and nutrition.
HG’s cause was thought to be hormonal, however, research suggests it may be due to genetic variations.
Source: American Pregnancy Association