Soap Opera Babies

On a soap opera the characters who are men can have children pop up from out of the woodwork, it makes it easy for the writers to introduce new, young characters into the storyline and have them already connected to the existing characters. Good strategy.

Women don’t have it that easy. We know when we have had a child, kind of hard to forget being pregnant all those months and then going through labour.

If you were a writer on a soap opera what kind of strategies could you come up with to bring in a new character and claim the Mother is a female character who knows nothing about having a baby who could be that age at this time. How would a writer get around that?

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