Kōrero: Pregnancy, birth and baby care

Antenatal class, Upper Hutt, 1983

Antenatal class, Upper Hutt, 1983

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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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1983/1959/11
Photograph by Ross Giblin

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Kerryn Pollock, 'Pregnancy, birth and baby care - Pregnancy and antenatal care', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/26156/antenatal-class-upper-hutt-1983 (accessed 6 December 2019)

He kōrero nā Kerryn Pollock, i tāngia i te 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 24 Oct 2018