Lauren Goodger has revealed that her newborn daughter Larose arrived after a ‘textbook’ seven-hour home birth that was drug-free
Lauren Goodger has opened up about giving birth, revealing she thought she was going to die during her seven-hour labour (
Lauren Goodger has opened up about giving birth, revealing she thought she was going to die during her seven-hour labour.
The former TOWIE star, 34, and her boyfriend Charles Drury, 24, welcomed their baby girl, who they named Larose, in July.
In a new interview with OK! magazine, Lauren spoke openly about her drug-free labour and “textbook” home birth.
Baby Larose arrived three days early at 8.21am on July 20 at the couple’s home in Essex, weighing in at a healthy 8lb 9oz
Lauren told the magazine: “I’m really proud of what I’ve done and I really feel like I’ve achieved something amazing and it was the perfect end result to a good pregnancy.”
Baby Larose arrived last month (
Charles, who filmed Larose coming into the world, said: “I’ve watched it 20 times now and every time I cry without fail.”
Speaking about giving birth, Lauren said: “It was the hardest thing I’ve ever done in all my life.
“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. From my first contraction to giving birth, it was seven hours.”
Lauren gave birth at home and drug-free (
She added: “I went through hours and hours and the first time the midwife checked me I was 8cm dilated, so I worked as hard as I could and breathed through it. I
“I didn’t get a break because once contractions started they were every 30 seconds – I thought I was going to die!
“This pain was so bad that I couldn’t take it and I was exhausted, but when you get to the end bit and she’s actually coming out, it’s like you get this other energy. She actually came out when I was standing up.”
New mum Lauren described becoming parents as “the best thing that’s ever happened” to both of them.
Her boyfriend Charles Drury filmed the moment Larose came into the world (
She added: “It’s the best thing in the world. Real life starts when you have a child. There’s this beautiful person you have to look after now you’re a mum. It’s the making of you.”
Lauren and Charles announced their baby girl’s birth last month.
She shared the news on Instagram by sharing a photo of her Larose’s tiny hand, and writing: “Welcome to the world our baby girl have arrived…. Mummy and Daddy are so in love with you.”
Charles was one of the first to comment on the post, saying: “I’m so proud of you and love you both so much. I can’t believe our beautiful little princess is here.”
Lauren said becoming parents is the ‘best thing that’s ever happened’ to both her and Charles (
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The couple had only been dating since October 2020 before they announced they were expecting a baby together in January.
Lauren had confirmed that Larose’s name was a tribute to both herself and her grandmother Rose.
She told OK! Online : “I decided to call her Larose because my great-nan was called Rose and I’m named Lauren Rose after her.
“So I decided to name my daughter after me. It feels so special to be able to name my baby that.