Charlotte Church says motherhood motivates her to help others

03/27/2008 at 08:32 PM ET

Charlottechurch Although she’s been involved in the fundraising effort for the Childrens Hospital for Wales for nearly 8 years, singer Charlotte Church says that becoming a mom to 6-month-old Ruby Megan has made her see the facility in a different light.  Although Ruby was a homebirth, Charlotte notes,

Once you become a mother, you become a mother of all children.  It’s amazing to see how the parents [of ill children] cope. When you have a child of your own it makes it so much closer to home…When I started coming here I was a child myself. It means so much more to me now that I’m a mother. It gives you more of an understanding of what parents are going through.

The 22-year-old singer and tv-host told reporters at the launch of the hospital’s latest fundraising campaign earlier today that she is "blessed" to have delivered a healthy baby.  Motherhood has "completely changed" Charlotte’s life, she says, "but all in completely positive ways." 

There’s not one negative. She’s been the most well-behaved baby.

Ruby is the first child for Charlotte and her longtime boyfriend, rugby player Gavin Henson.

Source:  The Press Association

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LaMama on

I love Charlotte! She seems so down to earth and “normal.” I’m so happy for her – parenthood suits her well.

jasmine on

That is a gorgeous pram.🙂
Ruby Megan is a lovely name.

Chrissy on

As a parent of an ill child, I’ve founds some comfort blogging and reading.
Most recently I have read a book called Parenting Child with Health Issue.
It’s such a helpful book full of tons of information.
The best part of reading this book, I got to learn from Dr.Cline (one of the authors) and now I go to his website, and ask him questions.
Maybe not all day long…but I’ve probably asked him enough that he could write another book. I just want to share the info i’ve learned with people in maybe the same position.
If you ever have questions, you can always refer to your book…or when in doubt you can Ask Dr.Foster Cline.

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