She had a difficult birth and remained in the Chelsea Nursing Home
for three weeks recovering. Her experience of the way her childbirth was handled by the nursing home led her to the ChelseaBabies Club
Located in Chelsea, the club was formed by EB
's friend and doctor Harold Waller
and nurse Ethel Raynham Smith
. It was London's first private welfare clinic.
Sebba, Anne. Enid Bagnold: The Authorized Biography. Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1986.