Chloe Goodman has revealed she is expecting a baby boy, as she showcased her growing bump in a stunning swimwear shoot.
The Ex On The Beach star, 28, who is also mum to daughter Isla, 21 months, with her fiancé Grant Hall, gushed she feels ‘extremely lucky’ to be expecting a son after a string of health scares, including a damaged cervix.
In an interview with Closer, Chloe revealed doctors have stitched her womb and bladder together after battling with incontinence during her second pregnancy, with doctors warning she may need a catheter bag after she gives birth next month.
I’m having a son! Chloe Goodman, 28, has revealed she is expecting a baby boy, as she showcased her growing bump in a stunning swimwear shoot
In her gorgeous shoot, Chloe could be seen cradling her bump in a red swimsuit, before changing into a radiant white one-piece.
Announcing that she is set to welcome a baby boy, Chloe gushed: ‘We are extremely lucky to have Isla and now a baby boy… I’m over the moon after everything we’ve been through.’
Chloe explained that she was forced to have a cervical stitch during her first pregnancy, to reduce to the risk of miscarriage of preterm birth, after having most of her cervix removed following the discovery of abnormal cells.
Gorgeous: The Ex On The Beach star gushed she feels ‘extremely lucky’ to be expecting a son after a string of health scares, including a damaged cervix
The star explained that when she underwent the same procedure for her second pregnancy, doctors realised she didn’t have enough cervix to stitch, and so they stitched her womb and bladder together instead.
She explained: ‘It took nine weeks to discover what had happened with my bladder. I was wetting myself, I was wearing adult nappies and I had no urge to wee. I was in excruciating pain too and in and out of hospital.
‘Doctors wanted to remove the stitch, but I was adamant that I couldn’t put the baby at risk, and refused. I have been really closely monitored since. The incontinence stopped but the pain is still pretty bad.’
Fears: Chloe, who is also mum to daughter Isla, 21 months, with her fiancé Grant Hall (pictured) has confirmed this pregnancy will be her last
Chloe explained she’s tried various homeopathic remedies to try and reduce the pain, along with medicine and antibiotics from her doctor, and will undergo a Caesarean section at 36 weeks because going into labour naturally may put her health at risk.
She added doctors have warned that her bladder could be severely damaged, and she may need a catheter bag for the rest of her life, but getting the chance to bond with her unborn child has helped her through the ordeal.
Chloe also revealed that having struggled with postnatal depression following Isla’s birth in 2020, she is planning to eat her raw placenta to help reduce the risk, instead of waiting to have it made into pills.
The star previously confirmed that due to her high risk status, this pregnancy is likely to be her last.
Fearful: The star explained that she had her womb and bladder tied to together to reduce the risk of preterm labour, leaving her struggling with incontinence for weeks
She told Closer Magazine: ‘They have to put the stitch higher up than it was with Isla because of the scar tissue and I don’t have much of my cervix left anyway, so I’ve been told I won’t be able to carry again after this pregnancy.
‘This will be our last child.’
Chloe previously expressed how important it is to go to smear tests, revealing: ‘They said within three years I would have had cervical cancer. So by the time I was 28, I would have had cervical cancer. Jade Goody was 27 when she died.
‘I really want to stress that the age be brought down to 21, not 25. My first smear test should not be that severe where I lose half my cervix first time round.’
Chloe found fame on Ex On The Beach and Celebrity Big Brother, but took a step back from reality TV in recent months after welcoming her daughter Isla with her footballer fiancé Grant last year.
Chloe met Grant after he bought a house next to her father and got engaged in 2020, three months before their daughter was born.
Not long now: She added doctors have warned that her bladder could be severely damaged, and she may need a catheter bag for the rest of her life