Lauryn Goodman appeared on the Wednesday edition of Victoria Derbyshire to discuss her shock when she discovered she was five months pregnant – despite being told that she would probably not get pregnant because of her struggle with endometriosis.
The media personality, 29, announced her pregnancy last month, but initially kept the father’s identity a well-kept secret before suddenly revealing that footballer Kyle Walker, England, is the father.
Suggested by host Victoria why she made his name public, Lauryn insisted that it be a firm focus again on her fertility issues and refrain from constant speculation about the fatherhood of her unborn child.
Speaking: Lauryn Goodman appeared on the Wednesday edition of the Victoria Derbyshire Show to discuss her shock pregnancy news, setting the record of why she named English footballer Kyle Walker as the father
Lauryn was previously told that it was unlikely that she would become pregnant due to suffering from endometriosis, an often painful condition in which tissue similar to the lining of the uterus – the endometrium – grows outside the uterus.
She explained: ‘It would be my first and probably only child I have. I wanted to enjoy what I could do from the public eye.
“I wanted a little time for me. Then I was pictured on the beach in Barbados. I thought, “Can I even deny that I’m pregnant, I’m not ready to do this …”
‘I decided to publish it on my Instagram and to give the background story why this was such a special pregnancy for me.
“It was not about the endometriosis and the infertility journey … It was about who the father was, and that was not my concern.
‘It was about raising awareness among women who suffer; many suffer in silence, they don’t even know they have it. ”
Famous Father: The Media Personality, 29, announced her pregnancy last month, but initially kept the father’s identity a well-guarded secret – before suddenly revealing it on the weekend that English footballer Kyle Walker was the father
“It was about who the father was”: Victoria questioned Lauryn further about the “rationale” for the name dropping of the Manchester City right back
Victoria further questioned Lauryn about the ‘rationale’ for the name dropping of the Manchester City right away.
Lauryn replied: “I thought, now that we have eliminated that, we can concentrate on what I want to convey, namely awareness, giving people hope that they might have a baby.
“And the number of messages I’ve received from women that really helped is great – not enough people are talking about this disease.”
When asked whether Kyle would be involved in the education of her child, Lauryn wanted to change the subject.
“Me and Kyle keep it private for our child and I want it to stay that way. I am here to raise awareness, “she said.
Focusing on the cause: “I decided to release it on my Instagram and to give the background story why this was such a special pregnancy for me,” Lauryn said
Shock: Lauryn was five months pregnant when she discovered she was expecting
Unexpected: the star only realized she was pregnant when she went for a routine kidney scan in November to check her benign kidney tumor
Victoria gently asked Lauryn if she was nervous about the prospect of being a single mother.
“I’m nervous, I’m not going to lie,” said Lauryn – whose sister is CBB and Ex On The Beach star Chloe Goodman -.
“It’s something I’d never thought I’d do. But many strong people I know are doing very well.
‘That gives me hope. I am lucky to have a really good support network at home with my family and friends. “
She confessed that she leaned on her younger brother or sister because Chloe, 26, is also expecting her first child.
“My sister is pregnant – we are three and a half weeks apart – and my other friend is pregnant, it’s great. I am blessed to have this child.
Get out: Lauryn was later seen on the phone when she left the studios
Smart look: the social media star showed off her baby bump in a simple but chic black dress
“I take on every challenge that comes with it,” Lauryn said enthusiastically.
Lauren was shocked when she discovered that she was expecting a child five months after her pregnancy.
The star only found out when she went for a routine kidney scan in November to check her benign kidney tumor.
“They scanned my kidney and bladder, and the woman said,” Congratulations on your pregnancy! “, She recalled.
“I said,” Which baby? ” She turned the screen and there was so much baby! I burst into tears with my mother.
Get out: she pulled her gaze together with a pair of black stilettos
Emotional: ‘It didn’t feel real at first. Then I was overwhelmed, I started to cry. I was thinking, I can’t believe I created this life in myself and I thought I’d never do it, “she said
“I couldn’t believe it, I felt like I was being punk … You were told that you would never get pregnant naturally.
“The number of tests I had with my previous partner, where you really hope for that positive, but it was always a negative …
‘At first it didn’t feel real. Then I was overwhelmed, I started to cry. I was thinking, I cannot believe that I am creating this life within myself and I thought I would never do it. “
This is after Lauryn told it The Sun on Sunday she is “harassed” by fatherhood of the unborn child and has chosen to speak out “to stop speculating once and for all.”
Kyle, who represented England in reaching the semifinals of the 2018 World Cup in Russia, spent ten years with his long-term partner Annie Kilner before she broke up 11 months ago.
The footballer met Kilner when he was 18 and played in his hometown of Sheffield United, while the glamor model was only 16.
Baby News: This is after Lauryn told The Sun on Sunday that she is “harassed” by the fatherhood of the unborn child and chooses to speak out “to stop speculating once and for all”
But their relationship ended in April 2019 when he was accused of romping with Ex On The Beach star Laura Brown, 30, in the back of his £ 200,000 Bentley.
And Lauryn claims that her relationship with the decorated footballer started shortly thereafter.
She revealed: “Rumors and gossip are beginning to circulate and I’d rather people hear it from the horse’s mouth, so I want to stop speculating once and for all.
“Kyle Walker and I are expecting a baby in April and it was conceived in a period that we had both separated from our previous partners. This will be the last time I comment on it and I will only share the positive journey that goes forward. ”
Family: Kyle, 29, was ten years with his long-term partner Annie Kilner (26) before he broke up in April 2019
Kyle and Annie parted when a friend of Laura held out his hand to tell the mother of three that he had cheated on her.
She then said to a friend: “I felt exploited. Being a rich footballer, he felt he could treat me the way he wanted. “
The couple broke up and then followed each other on social media and Kyle moved to a flat of £ 8,000 a month near their home.
In June last year, however, he was seen on a yacht with his long-term partner, presumably employed in reconciliation.
Speculation: Although his relationship with Lauryn has been kept secret until now, the English ace was confronted with a cheating scandal with Ex On The Beach star, Laura Brown, 30, which meant that he and his partner were separating
Shortly after Lauryn announced her pregnancy, a source claimed that the Instagram star had been friends with the father of the baby for years before their short relationship.
They decided to return to friends before Lauryn discovered that she was pregnant in November.
It is thought that they spent more time together at a low point in their lives, but eventually decided to become friends again.
The source said: ‘They both felt low, so they started talking on the phone more often and put a little shoulder to cry for each other.
“He and Lauryn made contact a few times, but then decided they didn’t want to ruin their friendship, so they chose to go back to friends.”
Lauryn first revealed her pregnancy when she was seen in the sun in Barbados last month.
She then confirmed the news on Instagram and said she was overjoyed to become a mother after being told earlier that she could not get pregnant naturally.
The social media star wrote: “I can finally reveal that I have managed to get pregnant unexpectedly and naturally.”
“I found out through a kidney / bladder scan when I was around # 20 weeks & I am so thankful for this gift and I can’t wait to meet him / her.”
Miracle: She revealed on Instagram that she is overjoyed to become a mother after being told that she could not become pregnant naturally
Lauryn detailed her health problems in the post and wrote: “After years and years of trying and failing. I discover that I have #endometriose & #pcos. Start with #ivf, bad news from specialist to specialist. “
“Two surgeries on my womb to burn away the endometriosis. Having constant blood tests, scars on my stomach, crazy hormones, bad skin & constant pain.
“Then I heard that I can’t have children naturally and that at such a young age I had to be brought into an induced menopause with the risk that my ovaries might never work again.”
“If you are told that you cannot get pregnant in a way that nature intended, it was frankly the most difficult pill to swallow. It broke me. ”
What is endometriosis? How the condition results in pelvic pain and internal scars
Endometriosis is an often painful condition in which tissue similar to the lining of the uterus – the endometrium – grows outside the uterus.
It usually affects the ovaries, fallopian tubes, and tissue along the pelvis.
The primary symptom of endometriosis is pelvic pain, although many women also experience cramps during their menstrual cycle.
Symptoms include painful menstruation, pain in sexual intercourse, pain in bowel movements or urination, inflammation, excessive bleeding, and infertility.
Often incorrectly diagnosed, many women only discover that they have the condition during infertility treatment.
About half of the women diagnosed with endometriosis have problems getting pregnant.
Although studies on the relationship between endometriosis and miscarriages are still ongoing, newer research suggests that the condition may give patients a greater risk of miscarriage.
Source: Mayo Clinic
Health issues: Lauryn revealed on Instagram that she is overjoyed to become a mother after being told that she could not become pregnant naturally