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Lauren Goodger soaked up the summer sun as she kept her baby bump cool in her back garden.

The former TOWIE star, 34, is counting down the day until the arrival of her first child with boyfriend Charles Drury.

Being pregnant is a sweaty business – so she didn't need asking twice to get the paddling pool out.

The mum-to-be, wearing a white swimsuit and shades in the outdoors snap, is trying hypnotherapy and meditation to ease pregnancy anxiety.

Her dip with Charles helped keep her relaxed as well as cool and the pair look like they can't wait to come parents.

The beamed for the Instagram shot with the baby due at the end of the month.

The reality star is weeks away from welcoming her first child
(Image: Instagram)

Lauren has enlisted the help of her doula who has been aiding her mindset ahead of the baby's arrival.

Writing in her column for OK! magazine, she said: "I started hypnotherapy and meditation this week with my doula, which is someone you have there to support you through your birth.

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"Having a doula is very spiritual and I'm open to anything.

"Anything that's going to get me through this birth I'm just going to give a go. We didn't actually start the yoga this week, but it was all about closing your eyes and practicing breathing techniques."

Lauren said she knows her anxious and worried thoughts are expected for mums but she has been glad to have the support of her doula.

Lauren has opened up about her pregnancy anxiety
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Charles is excited about becoming a father – and it's a matter of days away
(Image: laurengoodger/Instagram)

"She said to me, 'I wish I'd met you sooner,' because she's going to help me get rid of the worry and anxiety about giving birth that all mums have. She's going to help me with my home birth too.

"I'll also have my midwife friend Marie and the NHS midwife there during the labour as well – not long to go now!," she added.

Lauren has also revealed that she would like two more children.

She said: "I'm 34 and I'm having my first, so you know, but depending on life and situations and whatever happens, I would like to have probably three kids."

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