October 31, 2014 by dontbringlulubook
The BBC Woman’s Hour radio programme ran a discussion of the pregnancy test drug Primodos – coincidentally featuring a mother who’s daughter was called Louise.
This Louise had a range of defects from birth. Knowledge of the drug and its effects has been suppressed.
It’s a similar story to that of Louise Onions who’s mother Doris took a drug for pre-menstrual tension in 1961 or 62. When Doris (who died this summer) returned to the GP near Hedgend in Hampshire, knowledge of the prescription was denied.
More on the Woman’s Hour discussion https://twitter.com/BBCWomansHour.
But if you have experience of researching for medical records for individuals, please contact me -Sarah Onions – through the comments page on this blog.
I would like to try and find out which drug my mother was given for pre-menstrual tension in 1961, 1962 or even 1960.
Here are pictures of my sister in the NHS residential home Laughton Lodge, East Sussex. She is shown on a Christmas visit with her father Ron Onions (who at the time of her birth was working for BBC South Today at the beginning of his TV career). The second photo shows my son Joe Terry (who is now 23) on the beach with Lulu at Pevensey in East Sussex.
And you can read more on Louise and her family’s story in the book ‘Don’t Bring Lulu – a Family Tale of Trial and Triumph’ by Ron, Doris and Sarah Onions.