In September 2023, Beth Clark gave birth to the first baby born at Lovell Homes housing development, Saddlers Grange, in Howden.
Little Jesse is Beth and Andy’s second son, and were so pleased to have a home birth in their Lovell home, after living on the development for one year. It wasn’t a hugely difficult decision for Beth, as she explains:
“I always liked the idea of a home birth, but I was a bit nervous. It was actually my health visitor who seriously suggested it and got the ball rolling in my mind. I really liked the idea of staying at home, where I was comfortable and felt safe, and I learned that it really boosts the hormones needed for birth.
I found the midwives in Goole to be so supportive of my decision. The team there is extremely passionate about home birth and helped me to have the most beautiful experience. I can also say that a Lovell home is a lovely place to give birth!”
The trend of home births is increasing, with, about one in every 40 births in England (2.3 per cent in 202
0) are at home. For the first time in five years, this has shown a slight increase compared to 2.1 per cent in 2019. Beth recalls her experience:
“Everything about having a homebirth was homely (for want of a better word!) and it felt like such a beautiful and natural experience.
And the midwives kept the house spotless, you wouldn’t have known I’d given birth. Even the towels were washed, dried and back in the cupboard by bedtime!
It’s lovely too that now every time I go into the kitchen I am reminded of Jesse’s birth.”
On why she chose Saddlers Grange to settle down in, Beth said:
“We moved to the area to be closer to family after having our first baby, and looked at lots of new build developments around the region. Saddlers Grange stood out to us for loads of logical reasons - Howden is a lovely town to raise children in, the development feels well thought out and the house layout itself felt so practical and spacious - but honestly, the reason we chose our house is because it immediately felt like home, even just from plans, and we have thoroughly loved our first year here. The house itself is everything we’d hoped for, but the wonderful neighbours and the sense community already is above and beyond what we could have ever expected.”
Colette Ben Tarcha, Regional Sales Director at Lovell Homes commented:
“When we learnt about Jesse being born, and also being the first baby born in a Saddlers Grange home, we were over the moon! It's an honour that Beth and Andy not only bought one of our homes on the development because it already felt like home to them, but that they loved it so much they decided to birth their second son in their home. We wish the family all the best, and give our love to little Jesse. We can’t wait to see him grow up in our community!”
Saddlers Grange is a new build home development of 3 & 4 bedroom homes in Howden.
This charming town has all the ingredients for a great place to live, not least for its community, connectivity and commercial outlook. But it is not just the towns, cities and villages that attract. Howden, on the edge of the Yorkshire Wolds, is the gateway to exploring some of Britain’s most iconic countryside.
The marketing suite and show homes are open Thursday to Monday 10am – 5pm, for more information or to register your interest on Saddlers Grange, visit our website or call 01430 670 868.