Helen Flanagan has revealed she was rushed to hospital following a nasty fall at home just days before welcoming her son Charlie.
The former Coronation Street star, 30, gave birth to her baby boy in April, but has now revealed that things weren't as plain sailing as she hoped in the lead up to his birth.
Days before going her due date, Helen suffered a nasty fall at home that left her with a 'badly bruised coccyx' but decided against being induced early, so she could still give birth naturally.
Hospital scare: Helen Flanagan has revealed she was rushed to hospital days before giving birth to baby son Charlie after suffering nasty fall at homeInsurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Speaking to OK! magazine, Helen explained that she hadn't spoken about the fall when it happened as she was already feeling 'anxious' in the lead up to her due date.
Explaining what had happened, the soap star revealed she had been out at a physio appointment when she arrived at her mum's house to pick up her daughter Delilah, and Delilah ran straight past her out of the front door.
She shares son Charlie and daughters Delilah, three, and Matilda, six, with football star Scott Sinclair.
Helen had tried to grab Delilah to stop her from heading out to the busy road, but slipped and fell badly on her back.
Badly bruised: The Coronation Street star revealed she fell onto her back and 'badly bruised' her coccyx days prior to her due date with doctors asking if she wanted to be induced early
Worried: Helen decided to go ahead with a natural birth as she thought it would be 'easier' (pictured above with football star Scott Sinclair)
She said: 'Five days before my due date I’d had a bad fall and had to go to hospital. I didn’t want to mention it on social media because I was a bit anxious anyway.'
'My mum lives on a busy road so I grabbed Delilah but I had sandals on and went flying, and landed badly on my coccyx' Helen revealed.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
'I badly bruised my coccyx. I was a bit worried about it. When I went to hospital after the fall they asked me if I wanted to be induced but I chose not to as I thought it would be easier to give birth naturally.'
Despite her scare, Helen has said giving birth to Charlie is one of her 'proudest moments'.
Anxious: The mum-of-three, who also shares daughters Delilah, three, and Matilda, six, with Scott, didn't share news of her fall at the time because she was feeling 'anxious'
Proud: She welcomed baby boy Charlie in April and told fans giving birth to him was one of her 'proudest moments' as a mum (pictured in hospital with Scott after birth)
Announcing his arrival on Instagram