PREGNANT Lauren Goodger has asked fans for advice after admitting she's considering having a water birth.
The 34-year-old, who is expecting her first child with boyfriend Charles Drury, took to her Instagram stories to ask the question.
Former The Only Way Is Essex star Lauren has been taking to social media for advice after reaching a milestone 20 weeks of pregnancy.
The mum-to-be wrote: "Been thinking about a water birth, has anyone had one? DM me would love to chat about how you found it."
She previously told fans she was planning on having a "natural birth" while answering baby related questions.
"I want a completely natural birth," she explained. I don't want any epidural or anything. I literally just want gas and air. The old fashion way. So yeah, wish me luck."
Elsewhere in her chat, Lauren confirmed she definitely wants to breastfeed, saying: "I'm just praying with these – because obviously I've got implants – I don't have any problems. If I do I'll just pump. But I'm definitely, definitely breastfeeding."
It comes after she showed off her blossoming bump, as her summer due date approaches, while out on a walk in Essex.
She wrote to her fans of the 20 week milestone: "So happy to see our baby at the scan all healthy and growing strong!
"Five months pregnant today and I can't wait to meet our little one. Halfway now. A beautiful journey."
Lauren previously told The Sun how the early months of pregnancy had taken their toll.
She said: “Some days it’s like having a hangover. Even though I’m pregnant and I don’t go out, I don’t drink, I still get that feeling. I thought when I got pregnant that would all be over. It’s not fair.
“But obviously it’s such a beautiful thing and I have this lovely buzz at the same time.”
Lauren added that the response to the couple’s baby news has been “overwhelming”, and said she has been flooded with messages from well-wishers.
She continued: “I still haven’t managed to get back to everyone who has sent messages of love and support but it’s been so lovely.”
Even so, sick social media trolls were quick to leap on her happy news and accuse her of faking her pregnancy.
She said: “People have even accused me of having a fake bump. It’s totally crazy.
“It can be frustrating and annoying. But at the end of the day we are happy, we are having a baby, keep your opinions to yourselves and f*** off.
"But we are talking about a minority. I’ve probably had a handful of bad messages out of thousands of lovely ones.
“I’m constantly explaining myself when I shouldn’t have to. I’ve never been horrible to anyone, I’ve never hurt anyone. I’m not a bad person. I’m only human and I do have a lot coming at me.
"Eventually that stuff will break you down. That’s why I suffer from anxiety — I can’t take it from every angle.”
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