Charlotte Church Reveals She Attempted to Give Birth to Her Third Child in Her Garden
By Jessica Vacco-Bolaños
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Charlotte Church took a unique approach to birthing her third child. The 35-year-old Welsh singer-songwriter opened up about her attempt to give birth to her 1-year-old daughter, Frida, in her garden and how it didn't turn out how she imagined.
"I did love birth, but my third birth came and b**ch slapped me in the face. I was so unbelievably overconfident, because the first two times, I was 21 and 22, and my body knew just what to do," Church said of her "quite simple" at-home births when she welcomed 14-year-old daughter Ruby and 12-year-old son Dexter, whom she shares with ex Gavin Henson.
"I have become a nature lover, tree hugger, or quite a deep hippy in the interim of having my first two and little baby Frida," Church continued before detailing her setup. "So I set this birth palace outside basically among the trees. I dried flowers it was so involved. It looked like a Baz Luhrmann set. I had candles everywhere."
Church added: "So I labored under there overnight which was beautiful but then I had her screaming on the bathroom floor."
Sharing what went wrong with the outside birth, Church explained: "Mother nature came and said, 'Sit down, silly lady' ... It started drizzling at about 7 a.m., and I live next to a golf course. And I started to really hear the golfers ... I am a noisy woman anyway but if I'm in any sort of pain. My noise started to up, I thought, 'This is not going to work.'"
Church confirmed her pregnancy in March 2020, three years after revealing she had suffered a miscarriage the same year she and Powell got married.
"Charlotte and Jonny [Powell] are very sad to announce that they lost their baby," a statement on Church's Twitter read. "Now is a time for grieving and being together as a family. We kindly ask everyone to respect that peace."
Church shared the first picture of Frida on Instagram in May. "My baby bear," she captioned a photo of the adorable tot sitting on the kitchen table.