Our Yorkshire Farm’s Amanda Owen had ‘no idea’ she was pregnant with youngest child until 23 weeks – YorkshireLive

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Our Yorkshire Farm’s Amanda Owen has admitted she had ‘no idea’ she was pregnant with her youngest child.

The shepherdess said she had instead assumed that her “unusual” symptoms were down to “middle age spread”.

The 46-year-old, who stars in the popular Channel 5 series, shares nine children with her husband Clive, 66.

But when she was pregnant with her youngest daughter, Nancy, four, she had misbelieved that her symptoms of feeling unwell was actually down to middle age, The Mirror reports.

Amanda, who is mum to nine children – Raven, 20, Reuben, 17, Miles, 15, Edith, 12, Violet, 10, Sidney, nine, Annas, seven, Clemmy, five and Nancy – said she was surprised to learn she was pregnant.

In her book, Tales From the Farm, she detailed how she was clueless to the fact she was expecting, when her doctor informed her that she was actually 23 weeks pregnant.

Amanda said: “To his credit, the doctor didn’t leave me wondering for long.

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“After two days of me making a conscious effort to not google the possibilities, he rang.”

“‘I’ve made you an appointment to see the midwife,’ he said. A week later I was back in the surgery.”

Amanda continued: “‘Not that surprised to see you back,’ my midwife said, smiling.

“I explained that it was actually all a bit of a surprise to was as there had been none of the usual symptoms and that, up until very recently, I had assumed that it was middle-aged spread.”

Amanda wrote that she was then left stunned when her pregnancy was revealed.

She continued: “‘Well we won’t get an exact date until you go for a scan,’ [the midwife] said, ‘But we’ll have a listen now and see what’s what,’

“I laid back on the examination bed as she ran her hands and then the Doppler, over my tummy. I was quiet, listening hard, then, through the crackling interference, we both heard a familiar noise. She smiled.

The entire Owen family

“‘There we go, just a guess but the fact that I can hear such a strong heartbeat would tell me that you’re around 20 weeks.’

“I was flabbergasted; I must admit that at this point I doubted her. Five months! She fast-tracked me an appointment at the hospital for a scan.”

Amanda said that she then went to break the news to her husband.

She wrote: “I went home to relay the news to Clive that he was going to be a daddy again, and soon.

“My midwife was right, I was that far along and then some.”

*Our Yorkshire Farm is available to watch on My 5.

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