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Baby Shower Angela Scanlon plans to have her second baby at home in the bath

The television presenter announced that she was pregnant with her second child with her husband Roy Horgan last month.

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Angela Scanlon via Instagram

Angela Scanlon via Instagram

Angela Scanlon via Instagram

RTÉ star Angela Scanlon has said that she’s planning to give birth at home with her second baby.

The television presenter announced that she was pregnant with her second child with her husband Roy Horgan last month. The couple are already parents to three-year-old Ruby Ellen.

Speaking to Amy Huberman on her Mamia and Me podcast, Angela revealed that she was “quite scared” when she had her first child in a hospital and said that she’s decided to change things up this time around by giving birth from the comforts of her own home.

The 37-year-old said: “I'm hoping to do a home birth.

“I feel really excited. Apparently, somebody brings a bath. I haven't nailed down the details as of yet and Roy is a little worried about it.

“I just think I'll be in my own bath, which is literally my happy place. Roy keeps saying, ‘And where's Ruby going to be?’ and I was thinking maybe she'd like to be a part of the birthing process, and he was like, ‘Are you kidding?’

“So, yeah it might be a little frightening for her.”

Angela explained that she didn’t have a great experience giving birth in a hospital.

“So, I did it with a midwife last time but when I went to the hospital everything slowed down.

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Angela Scanlon (Ian West/PA)

Angela Scanlon (Ian West/PA)

Angela Scanlon (Ian West/PA)

“I didn't realise that I'm quite scared of hospitals for whatever reason. I've never spent very much time in hospitals so maybe that's why, or maybe I remember it from being a baby.

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“Last time, I was eight centimetres by the time I reached the hospital. I was in complete denial. She was due on the 28th of February and was born on the 25th of February.

“But, in my mind, I was convinced that she was going to be born on the 14th of March for no reason at all. So, I hadn't packed my hospital bag.

“There's so much focus on the birth and the labour, and then you think ‘Oh nobody really told me there's going to be a baby at the end of this.’

“Everything looked so medical, which was quite a scary thing. So, if I'm at home it'll be more chilled.”

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