Our Yorkshire Farm’s Amanda Owen shares how gave birth to NINTH baby en-route to hospital

This Morning: Amanda Owen on giving birth

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Amanda Owen, star of Channel 5’s Our Yorkshire Farm, was hoping to have a home birth with her youngest daughter as she did with her previous child Clemmy, but unfortunately that was not the case. The 46-year-old shepherdess has since revealed there was “a lot of blood” when she gave birth to Nancy four years ago.

Instead of being born at home in front of the fireplace like her sister, the youngest member of the family was born on the way to the hospital.

The mum-of-nine said the two deliveries were “very different” when she spoke to The Sunday Express.

Clemmy was delivered without any assistance or birthing partner, while Amanda needed the help of medical staff on the ninth occasion.

When asked if Nancy’s birth was a similar experience to Clemmy, the TV star immediately said: “No.”

“With Nancy it was very different.

“She came sooner than Clemmy, and there was a lot of blood.

“In an ideal world I’d have loved to do it on my own again, it was so easy with Clemmy. But that wasn’t to be.

“We went to the hospital and I ended up giving birth en route – again,” she told the publication.

In total, six of Amanda’s children have been born by the roadside.

The nearest hospital to the family’s farm in Ravenseat is 69 miles away, meaning there is a very long journey to the maternity ward.

As well as Nancy, four, and Clemmy, five, Amanda and her husband Clive are parents to Raven, 18, Reuben, 16, Miles, 14, Edith, 11, Violet, nine, Sidney, eight and Annas, six.

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During an appearance on This Morning, the shepherdess explained that she is surrounded by birth and birthing animals, particularly during lambing seasons, so she didn’t feel fazed by doing it herself.

In fact, Amanda didn’t even tell her husband that she was in labour during her eighth delivery.

The Channel 5 star told presenters Alison Hammond and Dermot O’Leary that she put the kettle on and had her baby before informing her spouse.

The pair could not believe what they were hearing.

“I put the kettle on, stoked up the fire and basically had her in front of the fire with just a terrier as a birthing partner, which is perfect,” she said of her previous home birth.

“The point of the matter is he [Clive] had been at seven births previously and we spend our whole lives dealing with birthing things, so it wasn’t exactly something that I was particularly bothered about.

“I did it myself and I’m very happy and pleased that I did,” she said.

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