Helen Flanagan welcomes baby girl and reveals quick labour following water birth

Helen Flanagan announced the happy news on Instagram!

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Actress Helen Flanagan has given birth to her second daughter with footballer Scott Sinclair after announcing she was pregnant back in December.

A few weeks before their newest arrival the couple also celebrated more happy news as Scott proposed to Helen during a family trip to Disney.

Helen has been documenting her second pregnancy on social media throughout so it was no surprise when she announced her daughter's arrival with an adorable candid picture from the special day.

Taking to Instagram on Sunday, Helen confirmed the lovely news with a picture showing herself still in the birthing pool with her baby and husband Scott kissing her forehead.

Revealing that the couple have decided to call their daughter Delilah and that she had opted for a water birth, Helen wrote: 'Our beautiful precious daughter Delilah Ruby Sinclair 🌼 was born yesterday on the 22nd of June at 5.18pm weighing 6lbs 15oz 💓 I had a very quick labour, a water birth with just gas and air, absolutely besotted so in love 💓'.

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She added: 'Feel so blessed to have our healthy baby girl and I feel good after my labour xxx Thank you to all the amazing midwives at the Queen Elizabeth hospital in Glasgow for everything 💗❤xxx'.

Fans have been quick to offer their congratulations and the picture has over 130,000 likes.

One person wrote: 'Massive congratulations to you as a new family of 4! X'.

Another said: 'Congratulations on the wonderful news. Your baby daughter is beautiful.xx😘❤'.

It wasn't long before Helen and Scott's eldest daughter got to meet her new little sister and the proud mum shared a lovely picture of her two daughters together.

Matilda is sat on a chair wearing a yellow summer dress and has the biggest smile on her face as she cradles little Delilah. Helen captioned the picture: 'So lucky 💞 Matilda was very quiet at the hospital 😄xxx'.

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Helen couldn't help but post a third picture that day, showing herself, now fully dressed and makeup free with her little girl in her arms.

She wrote: 'Cloud 9 💓' as the caption and is clearly already loving life as a family of four.

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Congratulations to Helen, Scott and Matilda on welcoming the newest member of your family. We hope the littlest arrival gives you plenty of sleep...

Jessica Ransom
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Jessica is a freelance food writer, stylist and recipe tester. She previously worked as Senior Food Writer at Future. While at Future Jessica wrote food and drink-related news stories and features, curated product pages, reviewed equipment, and developed recipes that she then styled on food shoots. She is an enthusiastic, self-taught cook who adores eating out and sharing great food and drink with friends and family. She has completed the Level 1 Associate course at the Academy of Cheese and is continually building on her knowledge of beers, wines, and spirits.