Published On: Fri, May 14th, 2021

Helen Flanagan goes makeup free for a stroll with her baby son Charlie in Manchester

Helen Flanagan displays her flawless complexion as she goes makeup free for a stroll with her baby son Charlie in Manchester

She welcomed her third child, a son called Charlie, in March with footballer fiancé Scott Sinclair.

And Helen Flanagan displayed her flawless complexion as she went makeup free for a stroll with her baby son Charlie in Manchester on Thursday.

The Coronation Street star, 30, opted for a casual grey jumper and leggings as she enjoyed the walk while carrying her adorable baby boy.

Low-key: Helen Flanagan, 30, displayed her flawless complexion as she went makeup free for a stroll with her baby son Charlie in Manchester on Thursday

Helen cut a laid-back figure in her cosy grey jumper as she carried little Charlie in a sling while briefly stopping to check her phone.

The star pulled her blonde tresses into a sleek topknot and carried her essentials in a Dior bag.

Displaying her chic fashion sense, both Helen’s leggings and carrier were lightly covered with a dark leopard print 

Simple: The Coronation Street star opted for a casual grey jumper and leggings as she enjoyed the walk while carrying her adorable baby boy

Simple: The Coronation Street star opted for a casual grey jumper and leggings as she enjoyed the walk while carrying her adorable baby boy

It comes after Helen revealed she would have to wait ‘a very long time’ if she decided to have another baby due to her suffering badly with hyperemesis gravidarum.

Hyperemesis gravidarum, which Kate Middleton also suffered from, is characterised by severe nausea, vomiting, weight loss and possibly dehydration.      

Sharing her experience with the extreme morning sickness, the mother-of-three explained: ‘It got worse with each pregnancy. It was worth everything but it was horrendous.  

‘As soon as I found out I was pregnant with Charlie, I said to my mum I hope I don’t get Hyperemesis. I hope I’m OK. 

‘I had to live with my mum and dad for three, four months. I couldn’t look after them. Now I’m not pregnant I feel like a normal mum again, I have loads of energy which is lovely.’ 

Out and about: Helen pulled her blonde tresses into a sleek topknot and carried her essentials in a Dior bag

Out and about: Helen pulled her blonde tresses into a sleek topknot and carried her essentials in a Dior bag

Tough: It comes after Helen revealed she would have to wait 'a very long time' if she decided to have another baby due to her suffering badly with hyperemesis gravidarum

Tough: It comes after Helen revealed she would have to wait ‘a very long time’ if she decided to have another baby due to her suffering badly with hyperemesis gravidarum

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
  • Headaches
  • Confusion
  • Fainting
  • 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 

Helen, who also has daughters Matilda, five, and Delilah, two, added: ‘I had medication that worked with Delilah but I was just immune with Charlie. You’re constantly sick but it makes you feel low as well, you’re so on your own. 

‘I couldn’t have the lights on, I couldn’t watch the TV, the lights would just make me feel sick. We’re so lucky to have a baby but Hyperemesis is a tough one.’

Helen’s words come after she previously ruled out having any more children after the birth of her third baby Charlie in March.  

Speaking to Fabulous magazine earlier this year, she said: ‘I always really wanted four children, but after the hyperemesis this time, I could never go through it again. So the decision about having more children after this one has been taken out of my hands, really. 

‘It’s funny, I always thought if I knew I was carrying my last baby I would feel really sad about it, but because of what happened, I don’t see it like that. I see it as a positive decision and one I’m completely happy with.’

Illness: Helen, who also has daughters Matilda, five, and Delilah, two, with her fiancé Scott Sinclair, welcomed her third child Charlie in March

Illness: Helen, who also has daughters Matilda, five, and Delilah, two, with her fiancé Scott Sinclair, welcomed her third child Charlie in March

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