Kōrero: Pregnancy, birth and baby care

Death during childbirth, 1910s

Death during childbirth, 1910s

Death during childbirth was a realistic fear for women. New Zealand infant and maternal mortality rates were high by international standards in the first few decades of the 20th century. Neither Mrs Gilmer nor her baby survived.

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Nelson Provincial Museum, Tyree Studio Collection
Reference: 179367/3

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Pregnancy, birth and baby care - Childbirth, 19th century to 1950s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/26165/death-during-childbirth-1910s (accessed 12 April 2021)

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