An informative and challenging look at fathering and what it means to be a father in Australia today. This book explores many aspects of fathering including the role they play in a child's life, stereotypes, issues and pressures they face. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Acton, Australian Capital Territory : National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, 1998.
Video — 1 online resource (57 min.).
Belinda Wardlaw-Jones is one of the few women in Australia to be born with a rare form of muscular dystrophy, an incurable muscle-wasting disease which can drastically reduce life expectancy. Despite her condition and against the advice of many, she and her husband Andrew decide to have a child. Belinda defends her decision to proceed with this pregnancy, believing it to be her right to become a mother, whatever the medical risks and ultimate social costs may be.