In the 19th and early 20th centuries babies were delivered by midwives as well as by doctors. 'Granny' Smithson, seen here in the mid-1930s, was a midwife who worked in Levin from the 1890s to the 1930s.
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Kete Horowhenua, Horowhenua Historical Society
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