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Saturday 22nd February 2020

Helen Flanagan poses for first photoshoot with baby daughter Delilah

What a beautiful photo!

Helen Flanagan and fiancé Scott Sinclair have posed for their first photoshoot with baby daughter Delilah.

A beautiful image of the couple and their second child, who was born in June, appears on the cover of the latest OK! Magazine.

In the accompanying interview, Helen, 28, opened up about giving birth to Delilah and how the experience differed from the birth of her first child Matilda, now three.

Helen and Scott pose with baby Delilah in the new issue of OK! Magazine, out now (Credit: OK! Magazine)

She said: "I felt very anxious during my pregnancy about giving birth naturally, so I had mentioned to Scott that I'd like a Caesarean section – but when I read that there is a six-week recovery time, I realised it was unrealistic with Matilda to look after too.

"I opted for a water birth instead, which I loved."

Read more: Helen Flanagan returns to Corrie set for visit with baby daughter

Helen opted for a water birth (Credit: Instagram @hjgflanagan)

Luckily, my labour went really well although it was much more painful than my first birth.

The Coronation Street actress said her labour "went really well" but was more painful than her labour with Matilda.

"Luckily, my labour went really well although it was much more painful than my first birth. At points I felt like I was about to explode because the contractions were so intense!"

She added the birth was so quick, footballer Scott "almost missed it".

Helen said the birth was so quick Scott nearly missed it! (Credit: Instagram @hjgflanagan)

Helen delivered Delilah on June 22 at Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow, where Scott plays for Celtic.

Her birth came just a few weeks after Scott proposed to Helen at Disneyland Paris following a nine-year relationship.

Scott proposed to Helen at Disneyland Paris before Delilah's birth (Credit: Instagram @scotty__sinclair)

Helen told OK! the proposal had been a complete surprise, even though she knew it was on the cards given they have two kids and a long-term romance.

They haven't set a date for the wedding yet but are looking at next year.

Read more: Helen Flanagan reveals how she pushed herself out of comfort zone

Read the full story in this week's OK! Magazine, out now (Credit: OK! Magazine)

She said: "We haven't booked anything but we're aiming for next summer. I'm super girlie and I've dreamt about my wedding since I was young, so I've already been wedding dress shopping!"

We can't wait to see what she chooses!

Read the full story in this week's OK! Magazine - out today

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