Our Yorkshire Farm’s Amanda Owen gave birth to baby alone as husband slept

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Our Yorkshire Farm's Amanda Owen has revealed she gave birth to a baby alone at home while her husband Clive slept upstairs.

The mum of nine, who sported a bikini to herd cows in the heatwave, shared details about the birth of her now five year old daughter Clemmy.

The shepherdess explained that she couldn't handle the 69-mile trip to her nearest hospital and instead decided to welcome her child at her Yorkshire home.

She told Radio Times: "Our local maternity hospital is in Middlesborough, 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.


"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."

The 46 year old went on to admit that she didn't even wake Clive up because he "wasn't desperate to be at the birth".

She continued: "I went and woke him up with the baby."

The couple are parents to nine children – Annas, Violet, Edith, Raven, Clemmy, Nancy, Reuben, Miles and Sidney.

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The pair first met in 1996 when Amanda was just 21 after Clive divorced his then wife after they had two children to be with his Huddersfield lass at 42.

Amanda went on to divulge details about her and Clive's parenting styles, and despite people criticising their approach to bringing up their children, she insisted that it's making her children independent.

"I can't be a helicopter parent. We read the papers and they show me some of their projects, but I have yet to be at a single parents' evening," the farmer confessed.

"I did pretty poorly at my exams, but look at what I have achieved since then."

Amanda hit out at the "snowflake generation," and said: "They don't know anything about how to look after themselves, or a work ethic, all of that has gone out of the window. It's our fault as parents.

"If you put your child on a pedestal, with no sense of independence, and think you have got to entertain them the whole time, what can you expect?"

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