Charlotte Church details how plan to have a holistic forest birth was derailed by rain and golfers

‘I laboured overnight amongst the trees’: Charlotte Church details how her plan to have a holistic forest birth was derailed by rain and loud golfers

Charlotte Church has detailed the birth of her third child and how it her planned holistic forest labour was interrupted in August 2020.

The 36-year-old star appeared on Wednesday’s episode of Loose Women where she got candid about her birthing experience of her daughter Freda, two.

Charlotte welcomed her youngest daughter with husband Jonathan Powell, and also shares Ruby and Dexter with ex Gavin Henson.

Explanation: Charlotte Church has detailed the birth of her third child and how it her planned holistic forest labour was interrupted in August 2020.]

The star, who is open about her interest in spirituality, revealed that she had originally planned to give birth in a forest – with a birthing pool set up, surrounded by candles and nature.

However, her plans were derailed by the arrival of rainy weather and loud golfers playing on a nearby golf course. 

Charlotte said: ‘I laboured overnight amongst the trees, it was gorgeous in late August. 

Honest: The 36-year-old star appeared on Wednesday's episode of Loose Women where she got candid about her birthing experience of her daughter Freda, two

Honest: The 36-year-old star appeared on Wednesday’s episode of Loose Women where she got candid about her birthing experience of her daughter Freda, two

‘It looked like a Baz Luhrmann film set. There were candles everywhere and loads of my friends had made bunting.

‘Then it started drizzling in the morning. I live near a golf course and I could hear the golfers starting, and I started to get vocal myself. So I went into house and had her on the bathroom floor!’

Charlotte previously opened up on Freda’s chaotic birth  on Jaime Winstone’s Greatest Night Ever podcast.

Spiritual: The star, who is open about her interest in spirituality, revealed that she had originally planned to give birth in a forest - with a birthing pool set up, surrounded by candles and nature

Spiritual: The star, who is open about her interest in spirituality, revealed that she had originally planned to give birth in a forest – with a birthing pool set up, surrounded by candles and nature

She explained: ‘I ended up screaming my t*** off on the bathroom.’

Speaking on the podcast, she explained: ‘The last time I gave birth I tried to do it in a forest setting, but ended up screaming on a bathroom floor.

‘I had it all planned out, it was so beautiful, I had the birth pool outside amongst the trees, had this cute bunting that my friends had made for me. And then cut to me on the floor, on all fours, screaming my t*** off. 

‘So yeah not quite the super-duper holistic, organic and zen birth I planned,’ she jested.

interruption: However, her plans were derailed by the arrival of rainy weather and loud golfers playing on a nearby golf course

interruption: However, her plans were derailed by the arrival of rainy weather and loud golfers playing on a nearby golf course

It’s not the first time she has detailed her experience with birth, which came over a decade after her first two labour experiences.

Speaking on Rob Beckett and Josh Widdecomb’s Parenting Hell podcast last year, Charlotte described birth as ‘slapping me in the face’.

She said: ‘I did love birth, but my third birth came and b***h 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.

Proud parent: Charlotte previously explained that parenting is 'unbelievably difficult' but she views it as 'the pinnacle of her existence'

Proud parent: Charlotte previously explained that parenting is ‘unbelievably difficult’ but she views it as ‘the pinnacle of her existence’

Charlotte first announced she was pregnant to fans in a low-key tweet in March 2020, revealing she was pulling out of a charity concert because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Holly Willoughby had let slip the same day in March that Charlotte had welcomed her third child during an appearance on This Morning, saying to her: ‘You’ve got three kids now!’

She said: ‘You’ve got the three kids now. How is home schooling?’, as Charlotte replied: ‘I’ve been homeschooling my own children now for a few years now.’

Charlotte said: Charlotte welcomed Freda in August 2020 with her husband Jonathan Powell (pictured in 2015)

Charlotte said: Charlotte welcomed Freda in August 2020 with her husband Jonathan Powell (pictured in 2015)