There Were Six In The Bed

Olivia O'Leary tells the uniquely Irish story of the generation of women for whom large families was the norm.

She speaks to the mothers about how they managed so many pregnancies, and their children about what it was like growing up with so many siblings and the choices they have made about their own families.

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20050516

Olivia O'Leary tells the uniquely Irish story of the generation of women for whom large families was the norm. She speaks to the mothers about how they managed so many pregnancies, and their children about what it was like growing up with so many siblings and the choices they have made about their own families.

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Olivia O'Leary tells the uniquely Irish story of the generation of women for whom large families was the norm.

She speaks to the mothers about how they managed so many pregnancies, and their children about what it was like growing up with so many siblings and the choices they have made about their own families.

2005051620050916

Olivia O'Leary tells the uniquely Irish story of the generation of women for whom large families was the norm.

She speaks to the mothers about how they managed so many pregnancies, and their children about what it was like growing up with so many siblings and the choices they have made about their own families.

20050916

Olivia O'Leary hears the story of the last generation of Northern Irish mothers to have reared large families. She explores what the risks were for their health, how their children felt about growing up with so many siblings and why the size of a family could be a political issue.