Story: Health practitioners

Midwife's kit

Midwife's kit

Midwife Gwen Price emigrated to New Zealand from England in 1949 and assisted at some home births. Price made some of her own equipment, including the apron, cuff protectors, draw sheet and umbilical tape seen here.

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Allison Kirkman, 'Health practitioners - Nurses and midwives', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 10 August 2022)

Story by Allison Kirkman, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 23 Apr 2018