Woman's Hour

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Helen Dunmore, How women in Brazil are coping with the Zika virus, Long-distance relationships

February 2nd, 2016

Episode 484 of 724 episodes

Award-winning author Helen Dunmore joins Jane to discuss her new novel Exposure. Set in 1960's London during the Cold War, they'll be talking all things, spies, secrets and double lives. The Zika virus is being linked to thousands of babies being born with birth defects. We hear from Brazil about how women in the affected countries who are pregnant or planning to have children are coping with the challenges of the disease. Making friends with other mothers can be one of the most important, and daunting, aspects of becoming a parent but are these friendships based on support and camaraderie or is about creating careful networks for ourselves and our children? Dr Jennie Bristow and Anne-Marie O'Leary, Editor-in-Chief of Netmums discuss. What are the challenges when it comes to being in a long distance relationship? And how is the digital age making an impact? Three young women share their experiences. Presenter: Jane Garvey Producer: Anne Peacock.

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