Story: Pregnancy, birth and baby care

Birth notice, 2006

Birth notice, 2006

The content and style of birth notices published in newspapers became less formal from the 19th to the 20th centuries. By the 21st century notices were often informal and personal. They expressed the pleasure families felt about their new arrrivals. This birth notice is a typical example.

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Pregnancy, birth and baby care - Baby rituals and conventions', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/document/26185/birth-notice-2006 (accessed 8 December 2019)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 24 Oct 2018