Love Island’s Laura Anderson’s pregnancy – from birth plan to co-parenting
Mum-to-be Laura Anderson has revealed she is hoping for a water birth when her daughter with Gary Lucy arrives.
The former Love Island star – who is 25 weeks pregnant – revealed she’s taken a hypnobirthing course and is aiming for a water birth as she’s heard good things about the effect of warm water on certain parts of the body during it.
The 34-year-old told OK!: “I took a hypnobirthing course which was quite interesting.
“I’d quite like to have a water birth – I think the heat is good for your back."
She added: “I don’t think you can really plan these things though. I’m trying to educate myself on all the things that could happen.”
Laura Anderson breaks silence on Gary Lucy ‘I had to do what was right for our baby’
Laura’s pregnancy journey has been what she describes as a “rollercoaster". Shortly after announcing the lovely news she’s having a baby with ex Hollyoaks star Gary Lucy, Gary revealed the pair had split up.
Laura explained that Gary’s claims Laura wouldn’t move to Essex from her native Scotland are “untrue” and she’d always planned to move to Essex. She goes on to say that being a single parent comes with huge responsibilities and wasn’t an easy decision.
The former Emirates air stewardess revealed: “I think sometimes people stay in relationships, maybe when they shouldn’t, which doesn’t help the child in the long run.
“It’s a shame how single mothers can be portrayed in the media. Their strength should be celebrated, not criticised."
She added: “I’ve received backlash, which I never would have expected being pregnant – everything I do is for my baby and nobody knows what goes on behind closed doors.
“It’s such a big responsibility to take on single parenthood. It’s f*****g scary! And it wasn’t an easy decision at all. I worry about it every day.”
Laura and Gary met on Celebs Go Dating last summer and started a whirlwind relationship. Both agreed to start trying for a family, but Laura didn’t think she would conceive so quickly.
“I was still very shocked, because I didn’t expect it to happen,” she said. “It was planned and it was both of our decisions to have a baby. I always imagined having that traditional family set-up in my thirties.
“It was our first time trying. I called Gary and told him. His reaction was, ‘I told you!’ It was a shock. It took a while
to really sink in, but we were happy. It was definitely a positive thing.”
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