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 early 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 17 October 2021)

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