Charlotte Church reveals pain of 'birth and death' in one moment during miscarriage

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Charlotte Church has opened up about losing her child during pregnancy. (Getty Images)
Charlotte Church has opened up about losing her child during pregnancy. (Getty Images)

Charlotte Church has opened about the "beautiful" pain of her miscarriage, where "birth and death" are experienced in one moment.

The singer, 35, explained how she had lost her first child, a daughter, with husband Jonathan Powell in 2017.

She told The Sunday Telegraph's Stella magazine: "It was such a difficult time.

"You experience birth and death in one moment, which is so very hard, but it's your child and there's also something beautiful in that."

Church revealed that getting out in nature helped her cope with the grief.

She said: "I just felt this pull. I went cold-water swimming three times a week and a month or so after we lost her, Jonny and I spent two weeks climbing the Dolomites."

It was during that "healing" time that the couple, who met through work in 2010, decided to get married that same year at a Cardiff registry office.

Last year, Church gave birth to their first child, one-year-old daughter Freda, who she is currently breastfeeding.

Church also shares two children – daughter Ruby, 14, and son Dexter, 12 – with her ex-fiance, rugby player Gavin Henson.

Both are forbidden to use mobile phones when they are at her house, because she doesn't want them to "waste" their time on screens and believes that social media is "damaging" to young minds.

Church said has home-schooled them for several years, but they also spend part of their time at the outdoor educational facility, the Anwen Project, which she set up with the Wildlife Trust in 2019.

She rose to fame as a classical singer while a child before branching into pop music in 2005, and by 2007 had sold more than 10 million records worldwide.

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