Lauren Goodger has shared a snap of herself in the birthing pool, giving fans a very candid insight into her daughter Larose’s delivery.
The reality star, 34, welcomed 8lb 9oz Larose on July 20 with beau Charles Drury, 24, and only used gas and air during her seven-hour labour.
Taking to Instagram on Monday, the new mum posted a naked snap of herself during the home birth which was adorned with a selection of appropriately chosen emojis.
Labour story: Lauren Goodger has shared a snap of herself in the birthing pool, giving fans a very candid insight into her daughter Larose’s delivery (pictured with her daughter)
Lauren added an emoji with a pained expression over her face as well as including a bra containing watermelons and a small baby’s face to further protect her modesty.
The star also shared the same snap of herself inside the inflatable pool but covered it with white writing as she discussed her labour and positive waterbirth experience.
She penned: ‘This was my home birth and I used @birthpoolinabox. It arrived such fast delivery with the whole kit needed – including the pump to blow the pool up!
‘My baby girl Larose was born in 7 hours in my living room – gas and air only. I had my amazing midwife with me and another midwife arrived towards the end.
Special moments: The new mum, 34, posted a naked snap of herself during the home birth which was adorned with a selection of appropriately chosen emojis
‘No complications. Look into your birth plan and choose the best option for you.’
Elsewhere in her Q&A with fans, Lauren discussed moving around during her labour and revealed that she got ‘in and out as she was getting uncomfortable and wanted to try other positions’.
She added: ‘The pain was the same in or out the water but I preferred being in the water’.
While another fan asked how Lauren ‘stayed positive and strong’, with the doting mum saying she just stayed focused on meeting her little girl.
She replied: ‘I just got into my zone and took each contraction as it came and each one brought me closer to my daughter’.
Q&A: Lauren also praised her ‘amazing’ midwife as she reflected on her seven hour labour and only using gas and air to help with the pain
Lauren was also asked if she’d ‘do it all again’ and have another child, with the star admitting that as ‘each day goes by and I am healing, yes I prob will do it all again’.
The new mum also chatted about doing a hypnobirthing course to help her prepare and said next time she’ll ‘take more time’ for herself as she was busy with work before Larose’s arrival.
It comes after Lauren revealed her placenta resembled a stingray as she continued to detail her drug-free home birth with daughter Larose.
Speaking to New! Magazine, Lauren said she now realised why her bump was ‘so big’ due to the size of her placenta.
Candid: She revealed she ‘couldn’t of cared less’ about being naked during the delivery and moved around by getting in and out of the birthing pool while in labour
‘I just got into my zone’: The reality star also spoke about dealing with the pain (left) as it got her ‘closer’ to meeting Larose and trying different positions (right) to see if that helped at all
Open: Lauren also told one fan that she was ‘scared’ but ‘knew it’s what I had chosen to do’
She said: ‘My placenta was bigger than the baby so no wonder I had such a big bump! It came out like an animal, it looked like a stingray.
‘Then they checked me and I didn’t need any stitches and I didn’t tear. Now I’m just letting my body heal. I’m still bleeding and my bump is going down.’
The couple are happily enjoying life with their newborn and say they are excited about having Larose there on their wedding day.
Charles said: ‘Some people say you should be married before you have children but everyone goes at their own pace and I’m actually quite happy now that we’re going to be able to share that day with Larose and that’s going to be a magical moment.’
Future plans? The new mum also admitted she’s not completely against the idea of having another baby and going through the pain of labour again
Changes: However she added that for another pregnancy she’d ‘take more time for myself’ as she was busy towards the end of her first
Lauren has ruled out having a second child anytime soon as she wants to focus on her family and ‘get her body back.’
The star recently revealed her natural drug-free home birth with Larose left her ‘screaming for help’ as the contractions took hold.
Speaking to OK! Magazine, Lauren said she had endured her labour with only gas and air for relief.
She said: ‘I had a natural home birth with no drugs and the midwife said she’d never seen someone give birth so textbook the way I did. I had a bit of gas and air, which we ran out of and they had to go to hospital to get some more, but I was in my zone and I did it.’
Just before: Speaking to New! Magazine, Lauren, previously revealed that she’s now realised her bump was ‘so big’ due to the size of her placenta (pictured with beau Charles Drury)
Lauren said the magnitude of the labour pains made her feel like ‘I was about to die’, with the star already 8cm dilated when she was checked by a midwife.
Contractions then followed every 30 seconds.
The former TOWIE star said: ‘Oh my Lord! I was in my front room screaming, ‘Please, someone help me!’… It was the hardest thing I’ve ever done in all my life.’
Revealing that she received a burst of energy when she got to the final stages of her labour, Lauren detailed how Larose was delivered as she was standing up.
Lauren’s partner Charles also spoke about the delivery, saying his wife-to-be was ‘grabbing’ his face and ‘gouging my eyes out’.
Lauren said she felt ‘really proud’ of getting through the birth and felt like she’d achieved ‘something amazing’.
She said: ‘It came out like an animal, it looked like a stingray. Then they checked me and I didn’t need any stitches and I didn’t tear. Now I’m just letting my body heal’
The star told fans her ‘life is complete’ as she gushed over her daughter’s arrival in an Instagram post last month, in which she also thanked her fans for their well-wishes.
Lauren wrote on her stories that she was ‘so happy’ and told how she and her partner are enjoying spending special time with their ‘precious baby girl’.
Explaining how she’s not been on social media much since giving birth, Lauren wrote: ‘Sorry I’ve been quiet guys I haven’t been on my phone much, enjoying this special time with my little family baby girl and Charlie.’
Sharing her appreciation of her fans, she went on: ‘I just want to say thank you for all your likes comments and DMs I have seen them just haven’t been on my phone much as baby girl getting all mummy’s time love and attention.
‘The most amazing precious baby girl I’ve ever seen felt smelt loved in all my life’.
Happy: Lauren revealed her ‘life is complete’ as she gushed over her newborn daughter in an Instagram post last Thursday, in which she also thanked her fans for their well-wishes
The TV personality concluded her update, writing: ‘My life is complete… I’m so happy. I know everyone is dying to see her.’
Lauren announced she was expecting her first child with Charles on January 19, three months after confirming their relationship.
At the beginning of the year Lauren confirmed she was three months pregnant in her new magazine column, and revealed that she would welcome the baby in July.
Lauren found fame on The Only Way Is Essex while in a relationship with ex-fiancé Mark Wright, with whom she was in a relationship for over 10 years, before going on to date jailbirds Jake McLean and Joey Morrison.
Baby joy: Lauren announced she was expecting her first child with Charles on January 19, three months after confirming their relationship