Historical information

The Maternal, Infant, and Pre-school Welfare division of the Victorian Health Department published this booklet to assist expectant mothers with information regarding their confinement.


Pre-natal information was important for expectant mothers especially those living in isolation eg. the farming community in the Kiewa Valley.

Physical description

Cream coloured booklet with 65 pages held by 2 staples. It has 10 chapters on pre-natal and 4 chapters on post natal. It is very comprehensive with a few black & white illustrations. There is an 'Obstetric Table' on page 5 "To calculate the date of confinement."
It was produced by the Maternal, Infant, and Pre-School Welfare Division.