A description of the measures taken to protect the health both of married and unmarried mothers and their children through "Mother Help" (Mødrehjælpen) - a humanitarian organisation aiding young mothers with children. The theme is illustrated by taking a simple story of an unmarried mother. All the parts are played by natural types.
The film was produced by Dansk Kulturfilm for the Joint Committee of the Mother's Aid Institutions (Mødrehjælpens Fællesraad) in 1942 and added to the Social Denmark series in 1947. One of the two short Danish dialogue sequences has been eliminated from the English version.