Story: Te whānau tamariki – pregnancy and birth

Poroporo

Poroporo

A poroporo plant grows on Te Maraeroa, Little Barrier Island. Poroporo was one of several plants used as natural contraceptives.

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Photograph by Terry C. Greene

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Hope Tupara, 'Te whānau tamariki – pregnancy and birth - Traditional practices – pregnancy and birth', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/27623/poroporo (accessed 23 July 2019)

Story by Hope Tupara, published 5 May 2011, updated 1 Jun 2017