Mother/Daughter is a book that has been created through mobile phone text conversations with Helen’s mother. Helen wanted to create a book that documented and recorded her mothers prenatal and birth experiences.

Traversing the late 1960’s and the early 1970’s, digital drawings and texts  take the reader on a journey to a wedding in Borneo, the depiction of an ectopic pregnancy and first person accounts of two hospital births and two home births . The work intimately charts her mothers experiences of the changing attitudes, towards the care and treatment of pregnant and birthing mothers abroad and at home.

This book was created during the COVID -19 pandemic. It was made while Helen’s mother was in isolation and unable to have any physical contact with her family.  Each day Helen’s mother sent her a text message she reciprocated with sending her back the pages of this book.

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