26/10/2011 11:15 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Pregnant Lily Allen Is Having Braxton Hicks!

 Pregnant Lily Allen is having Braxton Hicks! Rex

Mum-to-be Lily Allen is gearing up for her baby's birth.

The pregnant singer has tweeted to say she was having Braxton-Hicks, or "Toni Braxton Hinda Hicks" as she referred to them.

Braxton-Hicks are practice contractions, which can happen a few weeks before the actual birth.

Lily has also been in full-on baby mode during her last trimester, enjoying a baby shower with close friends and family.

Although recent pics of the pregnant star show her looking blooming, her growing size is causing a chuckle for husband and dad-to-be, Sam Cooper, who apparently has nicknamed her "his little Fat Controller" from Thomas the Tank Engine!

Lily announced her happy news at her wedding to Sam earlier this year. She sadly lost a baby six months into her pregnancy last November.

Did you have Braxton-Hicks?