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Helen Flanagan reveals hospital dash with ‘horrendous’ pregnancy illness

Pregnancy made the actress severely ill

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Coronation Street star Helen Flanagan has revealed she’s expecting her second child with her footballer boyfriend Scott Sinclair.

But the pregnancy has not been smooth sailing, with the actress claiming she was rushed to hospital due to extreme morning sickness.

Helen opened up about the early days of her pregnancy (Credit: Instagram)

Helen says she was so ill she was rushed to hospital and put on a drip, amid fears she was suffering an ectopic pregnancy.

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It turned out Helen was suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum, a severe form of morning sickness that leads to nausea and dehydration.

The Duchess of Cambridge has suffered from the condition during her pregnancies.

The actress was rushed to hospital with extreme morning sickness (Credit: Flynet)

Speaking to OK! Magazine, the actress said: “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.”

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The couple are already parents to two-year-old Matilda (Credit: Instagram)

The soap star revealed that it was thought she had an ectopic pregnancy – a condition that occurs when the embryo attaches outside the uterus, where it is unable to develop.

“There was some concern that I might have an ectopic pregnancy,” she said, “but I’d actually got a water infection.

“I did end up having to go to hospital here in Glasgow. I was there for a good few hours and they put me on a drip. I had some scans, fluids and anti-sickness injections.”

Helen said her second child would be born in Scotland (Credit: Instagram)

Helen’s made no secret of how much she loves being a mother.

Appearing on Loose Women last year, Helen said: “Life has changed massively but completely for the better. I’m absolutely in my element being a mum.

“She just made me so much happier.”

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Helen’s interview with OK mag is out now (Credit: Instagram @hjgflanagan)

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And speaking to The Sun earlier this year, Helen said she was born to be a mother. Aww.

“From the age of 10, I knew I wanted to be a parent. I used to love getting catalogues and choosing baby clothes for my imaginary future child.

“Being a mum just makes me so content and I’d definitely love more kids in the future.”

Congrats, guys!