Actress Jaime Winstone has exclusively invited HELLO! magazine into her home and spoken of her joy at learning she was to become a mother for the first time.
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The Made in Dagenham star is expecting her and DJ boyfriend James Suckling's first child in February next year.
And she says that her parents – hardman actor father Ray and mother Elaine – are delighted at the prospect of becoming grandparents.
"Mum and dad are ecstatic," she said. "After the news had sunk in, they were the first people I called. When I told them they were going to be grandparents, they both burst into tears. It was so cute. Dad can’t wait to meet his grandchild. It's a beautiful time for us as a family and it's brought us even closer than we already were."
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Jaime, 30, also cannot hide her joy at the prospect of motherhood. "I really feel this is the next chapter for me and I've never been happier," she told HELLO!. "Growing up, I always had a strong feeling that I wanted to be a mother. Whichever way my life went, I guess I felt that a role as a mummy was going to be my main calling in life."
The actress also tells the magazine how Kate Moss has inspired her birthing plan.
"I've been studying everything. Right now, I'm looking into Dr Gowri Motha's gentle birth method and hypnobirthing. Kate [Moss] and a few others have been telling me about how the method makes such a huge difference."
"The approach to birth is chilled – there's no fear and dread and no drugs. I'm very much into meditation and control. I'm just at the point where I'm going to start the hypnobirthing programme and try to come to a decision on how I do it. I might even have the baby at home. We'll see as things progress."