Channel 9’s new ‘Love Child’ series iscompelling viewing. I was asked to comment on this series and as I was doing some research, I realised how much of that era I had blocked out. Being a midwife in the early 70’s was challenging, in many ways and the reason I hated midwifery so much at the time, was due to the appalling treatment and humiliation of women. I certainly couldn’t articulate that at the time, and I have since moved on to specialise in empowering pregnant women in making the right choices for them and their baby and demystifying the very broken hospital system that still exists today.
Love to hear your comments, especially if you have seen the first episode. This affected so many women, their families, the father of the baby and his family, etc. etc. and it is a great pity that Julia Gillard’s apology for these ‘forced adoptions’ got lost in ‘other’ politics.