ITV's Maternal highlights 'real people' behind NHS

The ‘political statement’ behind new ITV drama Maternal. Why don’t we talk about the tough return to work post-maternity leave? Does the system need to change? Maternal writer Jacqui Honess-Martin discusses her decision to highlight the struggles of a post-pandemic NHS, and her ‘political statement’ around the realities of women returning to work from Maternity leave. In this episode:

  • What was the inspiration behind the drama?
  • Is Maternal a realistic look at the NHS?
  • How new mums struggle with their identity
  • Why mothers should recognise they’re not alone

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