Res.5.3 Female resident, age unknown, corporation tenant, female interviewer, 1 November 1961
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INTVEE lives with her husband and five children. Her three youngest required transfusions at birth and she says she is therefore justified in using birth control methods despite the teaching of the Catholic church. They had previously lived in Sighthill but there was nowhere for the children to play and her neighbour continually complained about the noise they made, on account of her nerves she got and exchange. There is plenty of rough ground for them to play here although it would be better if they had swings nearby as it is a long way to Inverleith park or West Pilton recreation grounds. She complains about the lack of shops and expense of the vans. Her Irish husband doesn't help around the house, she says in Ireland boys are not expected to help, she is bringing her sons up differently. She breast fed one of her babies for 6 months even though she had to go back and forward to the hospital for several weeks as the baby had been kept in. This has not been possible with her youngest.
- Other: 1 November 1961
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