‘I couldn’t do anything,’ says the narrator. During a difficult illness, Helen Flanagan was compelled to return to her parents.
HELEN FLANAGAN has spoken out about her experience with hyperemesis while pregnant.
Helen Flanagan, 30, remembers having to return to her parents after becoming ill.
The former Coronation Street actress revealed how hyperemesis had a negative influence on her pregnancy.
During a recent interview, Helen discussed her battle with the disease during pregnancy.
“It’s not simply morning sickness; it’s extremely nasty,” she explained.
“It knocked me unconscious for three months; I couldn’t even lift my head off the pillow for two of them.
“Every drug they offered me in the hospital didn’t work.”
The actor even admitted to OK! Magazine that the worst of it forced her to return home.
“Because Scott was training, my mother was my rock,” Helen continued.
“Because I couldn’t do anything, we ended up living with her and my father for three months.
“I couldn’t even cook; Scott did it all the time.”
The NHS defines hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) as extreme nausea and vomiting during pregnancy.
Women with this illness get sick several times a day and are frequently unable to eat or drink.
Other signs and symptoms include dehydration, weight loss, and low blood pressure when standing.
People with the illness frequently need to go to the hospital for treatment.
HG is considered to affect one to three out of every 100 women during their pregnancy.
Helen and her footballer fiance Scott Sinclair had their third child, Charlie, in March.
Matilda, five, and Delilah, two, are her two daughters.
The star has stated that her battles with hyperemesis will prevent her from having another child for “a very long time.”
“I love having babies,” she stated on Loose Women in May.
“However, when I think of the Hyperemesis, I know I won’t be able to have another for a long time.
“I wouldn’t be able to look after children, and my poor mother would have to.”
Helen is well known to audiences for her role as Rosie Webster on Corrie from 2000 to 2012, which she reprised in 2017.