Lauren Goodger shuts down rumours she’s prepared to face life as a single mum and unveils plans for home birth
Lauren Goodger is the former TOWIE star everyone's talking about.
Not only because she's finally got her happy ending and expecting her first child, a baby girl, with boyfriend Charles Drury this summer, but also because her no-nonsense opinions and glamorous life constantly keep people guessing. The mum-to-be is now our OK! VIP columnist and won't be holding back when it comes to keeping our readers up to date with her journey to motherhood.
Prepare for lots of pregnancy talk as well as commenting on the latest stories in her weekly diary. All you have to do is pop your email address below – it's completely free!
I’m really excited to be launching my pregnancy diary with OK! Each week I’ll be talking you through the highs and lows of my pregnancy and what I am up to as I navigate my way through this incredible journey.
I’ve been so overwhelmed by the reaction to my gender news this week. Everyone's been so lovely and I’m so excited to welcome my little girl. I just can’t wait to see what she looks like. It’s strange because it seems the whole world knows about my pregnancy now – someone even shouted out their congratulations when I was in Home Bargains recently!
Vicky Pattison and Gemma Collins have both sent their love and even TV execs contacted me wishing me congratulations and that was really nice.
HOME BIRTH HOPES
I had a midwife appointment this week and it was quite reassuring and just nice to talk to the midwives. They said, because I’m such low risk, they can offer me a home birth. I’m definitely going to consider it.
She said, “You just don’t know what could happen, because the baby could be breech”, but at the moment everything is looking good and I want to keep the birth as natural as I can. I can still have my water birth at home and they bring a birth pool round for you.
It also means I can have who I want in the house during the labour, although it will just be Charlie there. I can't wait to have Charlie there so we can experience together. Having someone there you love is amazing but I hope he can handle seeing me going through pain as I wouldn't like to see him upset.
EATING FOR TWO
Eastenders actress Louisa Lytton said she’s been eating 56 McDonald’s and 74 pizzas a week during her pregnancy and I have to say I’ve been the complete opposite! I lost my appetite for the first three and a half months.
It was so hard for me to eat and I felt so sick and weak and I’d just have easy things like a bit of toast. Now I’m over five months pregnant, my appetite has come back, but I still can’t eat like I used to. I cook dinners and I can only eat half, whereas before I was pregnant I’d finish my plate. But I’m trying to eat as much as I can for the baby.
NIP AND TUCK
Because I’m pregnant I’m obviously not touching my face, but once my little girl's here I will go back to having Botox. I definitely want a bit on my forehead and maybe a brow lift, but I'm interested in it because I also have my own aesthetics business, LG Aesthetics London.
When we’re allowed, I want to go back to doing that, because it’s something I really enjoy. I'm planning to have my own clinic in the outhouse of my new house, so that’s something else to look forward to.
CLEARING IT UP
There was a story this week saying that I can cope with becoming a single mum. Well, I can say I’m really happy in my relationship with Charlie, we’re really content and you can see how much he’s into this. We’ve done this together.
There’s no intention of a split ever happening and we’re already talking about more babies. But, who knows what the future holds?! But that’s not in my plans. My plan is to be with Charlie, have more babies and get married. Stories like this are part and parcel of being in this industry, but I don’t stress about it. It’s not something that scares me.
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