When Michelle Fowler, the niece of Kathy and her husband Pete, discovers she is pregnant, Kathy, along with her sister in law and Michelle's mother, Pauline Fowler and mother in law and Michelle's grandmother, Lou Beale, discuss what's best for Michelle. When Lou wonders what it would be like if Michelle kept the baby, Kathy mentions that Michelle could stay with Stephanie as she lives in the countryside in Norfolk. Kathy assures Pauline and Lou that Stephanie wouldn't mind taking Michelle in for the last few months as she has 3 children of her own and also does fostering. Kathy adds that Stephanie is younger than her, more near to Michelle's age and it could be good company for her. When Michelle returns home, they go through the options they decided for her, which are that Pete and Kathy would pay for an abortion if she wanted, however, if she wanted to have the baby, she could stay with Stephanie in Norfolk.