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Discussion in 'Personal' started by Lascarina, Jan 17, 2016.
I need to make a drink and get sitting comfortably before they begin.
Have you got the tissues handy, monica?
Oh, should I have? Have you seen the spoilers?
No. But I'm sure there will be weepy bits.
Lots of boiling water and clean towels?
I only caught up with this last year. I do like a nice gentle drama on a Sunday (oh why oh why can't Kingdom have a comeback).
However, at this time of year it's American Football. It's still weepy...KlutzontheSofa's team, Seattle, are getting a real roasting!
It was just as good as always (sniff, sniff!)
I feel the need to complain about this thread on the basis of the implied sexism it contains. The term that ought to be used now is mid-person.
Referring to a role as a midwife is an affront to all of us who have worked for gender equality, since the equivalent term for a man would be mid-husband, a post that has never been advertised.
Midwife should, in my opinion, only be used these days, for those poor divorced souls, eager to endure the misery of marriage once again.
The first babies with phocomelia being born after their mothers were prescribed the terrible drug thalidomide.
One of my best friends at school was affected by thalidomide and, thankfully, it was not something that she was treated badly by other pupils for. It was only by the grace of God that I wasn't affected as my mother had it for morning sickness.
I thought that was a good episode of Midwives.
I've just watched it - yes, tissues required.
I know Jenny's family (the midwife who wrote the books the series is based on) - in fact was talking to her husband last night
So it obviously didn't affect everyone that took the drug. I didn't know that.
Mum said she only needed it for a week or so before the sickness wore off. There was a time where the docs thought I might have a slightly affected hands, my little fingers are very short, but I think they just left it after a while.
Very good episode.
Distillers still haven't paid out properly to those affected. It's an absolute scandal.
I miss Heartbeat...it was only an hour long but it made Sunday night seem to drag on forever.
It is an appalling scandal. And in Spain where thalidomide went on being prescribed after it was recalled the victims have received no compensation at all.
A friend's son had a horrendous skin condition and he was prescribed thalidomide and it worked wonders It's still produced but, obviously, not given to women of child bearing age.
Did you know that thalidomide was made by ex-Nazi scientists and prescribed before any clinical trials had been undertaken? There's an interesting article on it in this Saturday's Telegraph magazine.