Lauren Goodger has revealed she will likely give birth to her baby daughter at home.
Speaking to Jenny Powell and Kelly Pegg on their Hot Mess Mums Club podcast, the former TOWIE star, 34, explained: ‘I’m low risk, so they are kind of edging me to a home birth, and I don’t like the thought of going to hospital.’
Lauren – who is weeks away from welcoming her first child with boyfriend Charles Drury – also said she would ‘like to have probably three kids’.
Home birth: Lauren Goodger, 34, has revealed she will likely give birth to her baby daughter at home and would like ‘two more’ children
She went on: ‘Giving birth is the most natural thing a woman can do, I know it’s hard and it’s horrendous, but when you go to hospital they see a thousand of you, they haven’t got a huge amount of time.
‘As much as the doctors and nurses are lovely, they are on a time scale, so if you wanna do everything in your own time you can’t dictate that in a hospital.
‘At home you can have a birthing pool, have candles on, music, be relaxed through it and I think the more relaxed I am the more chance I will have an easy birth.’
Lauren added: ‘The more they are poking and prodding me, the more tense I will feel and the more hard it will be. You haven’t got to pack a bag, you have everything you need.’
Lauren explained: ‘I’m low risk, so they are kind of edging me to a home birth, and I don’t like the thought of going to hospital’
Lauren also revealed that she would like two more children, although her third child may not arrive until she is 40.
‘I’m 34 and I’m having my first, so you know, but depending on life and situations and whatever happens, I would like to have probably three kids.’
She continued: ‘So by the time this one’s here I will just be turning 35, so I could be 40 when I have my last.’
More on the way: Lauren (pictured with Charles Drury) also revealed that she would like two more children, although her third child may not arrive until she is 40
Elsewhere in the interview, the mother-to-be said that her 23-year-old partner – who is a builder and amateur football player- ‘doesn’t understand pregnancy’ because ‘he’s a man’.
She explained: ‘As much as my partner is amazing and lovely, he doesn’t understand pregnancy, he’s a man.
‘So I’m having to go “can you help me pick this up” and stuff like that and he’s going “you’re not disabled, you’re pregnant!” I can’t do anything! I feel like everything is so ugh.’
Lauren said: ‘I’m 34 and I’m having my first, so you know, but depending on life and situations and whatever happens, I would like to have probably three kids’
Suggesting she would avoid pain relief if possible, the reality TV star concluded: ‘I’m gonna try and strong out the pain.’
As for motherhood itself, the brunette bombshell told listeners she thinks it will ‘come naturally’.
‘I think with being a mum it happens naturally and it’s a natural thing that comes to you.’
She candidly continued: ‘We all worry about not being the best mum but as it stands now I’m not nervous about that.
‘Obviously people worry about whether they are gonna be the best mum and everyones watching what I’m doing anyways, I get criticised for everything.’
Lauren announced in March that she was expecting her first child with Charles and has been sharing her pregnancy journey with her social media followers.
In April the star revealed she is expecting a baby girl as her boyfriend shared a sweet video popping their gender reveal balloon.
Sweet: In April, Lauren revealed she is expecting a baby girl as her boyfriend shared a sweet video popping their gender reveal balloon