Showbiz Spy reports:
Singer turned TV chat show host Charlotte Church, who’s due to give birth next month, has bought a deluxe birthing pool ready for the big day, and rugby star boyfriend Gavin, has even been told he can jump in with her and help during the birth.
Charlotte’s mum Maria told Closer magazine: “Charl’s friend had a water birth recently and told her how fab it was, so she’s decided to go for it. Birthing pools are all the rage at the moment and there are lots of benefits too.”
But despite their excitement Charlotte is finding the last stages of pregnancy tough. “She’s finding it hard to sleep and is getting tired all the time which is to be expected. I remember when I was pregnant with Charl – the end of the pregnancy was hell.” said Maria. “They are both just so excited now and want to find out if they have a little boy or a girl.”
I remember watching a show called “A Birthing Story” on TLC, or some such channel, when I was expecting my first child and one episode featured a woman who had chosen to have a water birth in a birthing tub in her own home. I’ll simply say that it wasn’t something I was keen on, but I’m sure it is a wonderful way to give birth for many women.