You forget: the Ambridge Pravda is that Helen has been a brilliant mother, who cares more about her children than about anything.
(Shades of DiPoW…)
But in any case it isn’t relevant what sort of mother the woman might or might not have been after the birth, at which point it is proposed that the baby should be immediately given over to Ian’s care.
What is important is the gestation, and Helen has not been good at carrying foetuses to term, what with the anorexia that we are not supposed to call anorexia in case it causes offence, and the pre-eclampsia, both of which Adam and Ian must both know about.
At least Kate, as she said herself, has no problem with carrying a foetus to term.
Unusually, I had the R4 on during the PM programme yesterday, a disproportionate chunk of which was given over to a ‘diary’ by some bbc journo or other and her husband of their final, unsuccessful IVF cycle (I think my withers were meant to be wrung, but…). Anyway, further instalments were threatened promised in which our hero and heroine ‘explore their other options for having a family’.
What’s the betting it spreads from PM to Womans Hour and mawkish and embarrassing Archers tie-ins? Gawd, Cue Stephen Kennedy and Andrew Wincott giving poignant interviews about their entirely imaginary ‘surrogacy journey’. Nooooo
“Having played this role has made me more aware of just how insanely fixated some people can get on Having A Baby. It’s not for everyone, we’re not exactly short of warm bodies in this world, and many people are entirely happy without breeding.”