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Our Yorkshire Farm Star Amanda Owen Says She Didn't Wake Her Husband When She Went Into Labour

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Our Yorkshire Farm Star Amanda Owen Says She Didn't Wake Her Husband When She Went Into Labour

Our Yorkshire Farm's Amanda Owen has revealed she didn't wake her husband when she went into labour.

Instead, the TV farmer gave birth to the couple's eighth child on the floor of her home, with just her dog for company.

The mum-of-nine revealed that she gave birth to daughter Clemmy, now five, without any help at all.

Instead, she told the Radio Times, with the nearest hospital miles away and having given birth to seven other children already, she knew she could handle it herself.

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Amanda Owen gave birth to her eighth child on the floor with just her dog for company (Credit: Twitter/Amanda Owen)
Amanda Owen gave birth to her eighth child on the floor with just her dog for company (Credit: Twitter/Amanda Owen)

"Our local maternity hospital is in Middlesbrough," she told the publication, "which is 69 miles away, and on these roads, that takes a long time.

"So by baby number eight, I thought sod it, I'll do it myself."

Amanda continued: "I knew the baby was in the right position, so when I felt the familiar feelings I went downstairs and had the baby in front of the fire with my terrier as a birthing partner."

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Our Yorkshire Farm follows the Owen family who live and work in rural Yorkshire (Credit: Channel 5)
Our Yorkshire Farm follows the Owen family who live and work in rural Yorkshire (Credit: Channel 5)

Husband Clive, she added, was upstairs asleep.

"I went and woke him up with the baby," she revealed.

Our Yorkshire Farm tells the story of hill farmers Amanda and Clive Owen, who live and work on one of the most remote farms in Britain.

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The show follows them as they raise their nine children and navigate day-to-day life working on a farm through the seasons in rural Yorkshire.

Amanda also told the Radio Times she and Clive have instilled a sense of independence in all their children, including when it comes to homeschooling.

"We logged on for about a week," she said."Then I threw it back to them."

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She continued: "I rebuff swaddling children, because I want to see them go on and do well and be themselves, whatever that is. I feel like it is their life and all I do is prepare them.

"What we do on the farm, hopefully, is preparation for the big world. The lessons they get here will stand them in good stead."

The fourth series of Our Yorkshire Farm begins on Channel 5 on Tuesday 13 April.

Featured Image Credit: Channel 5

Topics: Children, Entertainment News, TV and Film, TV News, Babies, Motherhood, Channel 5

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