adj. Of or relating to policies or actions that encourage couples to have more children.
In the United States, birth rates have been below replacement [level] for 25 straight years…"Pronatalist" policies, such as the newly enacted $500-per-child tax credit in the United States, are important, but the results are uncertain.
—Ben Wattenburg, “The Population Explosion Is Over,” The New York Times, November 23, 1997
Recently, at least two activist groups have been formed for political and social support against "pronatalist" attitudes.
—Carol Lachnit, “No kids? No kidding.,” Los Angeles Times, September 15, 1993
1977 (earliest)
There has been a striking turnaround in many Idcs' official attitudes to increasing population. A few (eg, Cameroon, where birth control is illegal and family allowances are designed to push up the birth rate) are still pronatalist. Most are now anti-natalist.
—“The reproduction function,” The Economist, January 08, 1977