Story: Pregnancy, birth and baby care

Single mothers

The 1972 television film Gone up north for a while explored the difficulties faced by single mothers. Here the main character Patricia Davis (played by Denise Maunder) undergoes a challenging interview with a disapproving nurse (played by Marian Rowe).

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Reference: Gone up north for a while. National Film Unit, 1972.

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How to cite this page:

Kerryn Pollock, 'Pregnancy, birth and baby care - Birth rates', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/26179/single-mothers (accessed 25 September 2021)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 24 Oct 2018