The first antenatal classes were run by Helen Brew (who founded Parents Centre in 1952) and Plunket (separately) in 1948. Prospective parents learned about birth and baby care. Men and women attended Parents Centre classes together, but Plunket ran separate classes until the 1960s, reflecting the different ethos of the two organisations – one less conservative than the other.
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