Coronation Street star Helen Flanagan and fiance Scott Sinclair welcome a baby girl
Coronation Street star Helen Flanagan and fiance Scott Sinclair announced that they have welcomed a baby girl.
It is a girl! Coronation Street star Helen Flanagan and her fiance Scott Sinclair welcomed their second child, a daughter on Friday (June 22). Helen took to her Instagram to announce the good news. "Our beautiful precious daughter Delilah Ruby Sinclair was born yesterday on the 22nd of June at 5.18pm weighing 6lbs 15oz," she wrote. "I had a very quick labor, a water birth with just gas and air, absolutely besotted so in love."
The actress added that she was overjoyed after she delivered her baby. "Feel so blessed to have our healthy baby girl and I feel good after my labor," she said. "Thank you to all the amazing midwives at the Queen Elizabeth hospital in Glasgow for everything." Earlier this week, Helen had shared a throwback picture with her first born, Matilda and became candid about being nervous of giving birth.
"The thought of giving birth absolutely terrifies me, it always has. It petrifies me. Before I went into labor last time, I cried. I was really scared," she wrote. Speaking to OK! Magazine, the actress had reflected on her scary first pregnancy. "At first, I was fine, I was using gas and air, but when I got to 6cm dilated it really began to hurt so the doctors gave me some pethidine," she recalled.
“Matilda was in the back-to-back position, which made it even more painful. At one point my back was hurting so much that I screamed out for the doctor to give me an epidural," she continued.
“I was pushing for an hour and 40 minutes but Matilda kept turning so she wasn't coming out as quickly as she should have. It was then that they decided to take me to the theatre so they could use forceps."
She then added that the doctors had to perform a C-section in order to get Matilda out. However, it was all worth it when she got to see her face. "I couldn't keep my eyes off her. It made the pain I was in all worth it – she's a dream come true," she said. “I was staring up at Scott and Matilda thinking, she's my world. I'm completely obsessed by her, though, I can't stop hugging and kissing her.”
As for Scott, watching Helen go through so much pain just to welcome their precious daughter made him have a new found respect for her. "I have a new found respect for Helen after watching her go through a three-day labor. To see her bringing our daughter into the world and going through all that pain was incredible, I'm so proud of her," he said. Luckily, Helen did not have to go through the same second time around.