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Charlotte Dawson is preparing to welcome her first baby with fiancé Matthew Sarsfield.
And on Tuesday evening the mum-to-be, 28, shared a pregnancy update with her fans by taking to her Instagram Stories.
The daughter of the late comic Les Dawson revealed that she had a hospital appointment today and that she was informed that she could be induced over the weekend.
Charlotte, who has not had the easiest of pregnancies, having been diagnosed with gestational diabetes – which is high blood sugar that develops during pregnancy and usually disappears after giving birth, added that she would prefer to bring on labour naturally and admitted that she is feeling tired.
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She began the clip by saying: "Hi darlings, so I have not long been back from the hospital – so tired – I feel drained today.
"So yeah it has been a bit of weird one as they said last week that I don't have to be induced on my scan.
"And then they’ve just said 'We are going to induce you this weekend or on your due date' but I was like they’re happy with everything I don’t know why I have to be induced, obviously because of diabetes and you are able to go six days over, if they’re happy, and that was the original plan.
"Then obviously the baby would be born on my dad’s birthday, maybe, but obviously I am not forcing it, whatever happens, happens.
In an Instagram video, she told that she could be getting induced soon
(Image: Charlotte Dawson/Instagram)
The reality star says she would prefer to go in labour naturally
(Image: Charlotte Dawson/Instagram)
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"So then I was like I don’t really want to be induced, I want to go naturally."
Charlotte then explained that the medical professional she saw wanted to perform a sweep on her.
A sweep is when a midwife or doctor sweeps their finger around the cervix during an internal examination. This action should separate the membranes of the amniotic sac surrounding the baby from the cervix.
Revealing the procedure was uncomfortable, she shared: "So yes she tried to sweep me today, I was like what the f**k is a sweep, I was like a born again virgin.
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"The neck of the womb wasn’t ready, it just wasn’t ready to be sweeped."
She went on: "I went to go and speak to my diabetes team and they said 'No no no you don’t have to be induced just have your sweep on your due date'.
"Is mad these sweeps, it sounds so scary, she is saying I have to be swept on my due date and I have an induction on the first of Feb."
Charlotte then went on to list all the ways she hopes to induce her labour naturally.
She says she plans to bounce on an exercise ball, sip on raspberry leaf herbal tea, enjoy sex with her fiancé and take walks.
Charlotte announced the news she was pregnant back in August 2020, with fiancé Matt proposing to her the following month, next to her late father Les' statue in Lytham, Lancashire.
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