OUR Yorkshire Farm's Amanda Owen has revealed the mind-boggling reason her ninth pregnancy caught her totally by surprise.
The star of the Channel 5 series has nine children with husband Clive, 67.
Four-year-old Nancy is the youngest of the brood, but despite having eight pregnancies before her, Amanda admits she didn't realise she was expecting during her most recent journey to motherhood.
In her book Tales From the Farm, Amanda recalled how she was experiencing some unusual symptoms so decided to visit her doctor.
She wrote: "To his credit, the doctor didn’t leave me wondering for long.
“After two days of me making a conscious effort to not google the possibilities, he rang.”
"NOT SURPRISED TO SEE YOU BACK"
“‘I’ve made you an appointment to see the midwife,’ he said. A week later I was back in the surgery."
She continued: "‘Not that surprised to see you back,’ my midwife said, smiling.
“I explained that it was actually all a bit of a surprise as there had been none of the usual symptoms and that, up until very recently, I had assumed that it was middle-aged spread.”
As if that wasn't enough of a surprise, Amanda then got another shock when she discovered how far along she was.
As the midwife carried out an examination, she said: "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.’"
Amanda continued in her book: "I was flabbergasted; I must admit that at this point I doubted her. Five months!”
In fact, a scan soon revealed Amanda was actually 23 weeks pregnant, giving her and husband Clive a surprising – but happy – shock.
Our Yorkshire Farm airs on Channel 5.
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