Home > Parenting > Pregnancy > Birth Birth All sections in Parenting » Child » Pregnancy » Fertility » Baby » Child Nutrition » Body » Home » First Year » Multimedia » Birth » Pregnancy nutrition » Pregnancy week-by-week » Kindergesondheid Brain-dead Polish woman gives birth to baby boy A mother's life-support system that kept her alive for 55 days was turned off hours after the birth of her baby. ASK The Paediatrician » Follow Health24 on Facebook » Quiz Are you ready for a baby? » Subscribe Parenting newsletter » How a woman's body changes during pregnancy Foetal development Why you should store your newborn's umbilical cord stem cells Collecting and storing stem cells from your baby's umbilical cord and blood could save your child's life down the line as cord tissue is set to become a vital component to the future treatment of many diseases that have mystified the healthcare industry for decades. Bumper crop of New Year babies for Western Cape New Year's Day stared off with a bang with more than 100 babies born in the Western Cape. Home births linked to slightly higher infant death risk Babies born outside of a hospital are more likely to be stillborn, or to die within a year of birth, a new study suggests. Caesarean birth: long-term consequences not so bad A study suggests that Caesarean births may not be the cause of negative health outcomes during childhood, as previously believed. Switched at birth: how does it happen? Babies switched at birth cause a huge dilemma for families: does one keep the child you’ve grown to love, or do you switch them back? Preemie becomes 'National Ambassador' As the 'public face' of March of Dimes this year, Elijah Jackson who survived premature birth against great odds, will travel the US. Women who breastfeed live longer Having babies and breast-feeding are linked to lower risks of death from cancer and heart disease in women, according to new research. More babies born to mothers addicted to pain meds The number of infants born to American mothers addicted to prescription pain medications is rising, and so are the costs of treating those babies, researchers report. WHO warns of Caesarean 'epidemic' According to the WHO, in a lot of developing and developed countries there is an epidemic of Caesarean sections, even when there is no medical need. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors The three stress-busting basics you can’t afford to ignore Detangle the myths from the facts Why you should try the cold or hot approach for sports-related injuries Head lice myth busters! Live healthier Coffee and wine for the win! » Could heartburn drugs upset your 'good' gut bacteria? Life is a gut reaction Good news! Coffee & wine may promote a healthy gut Diverse bacteria help your gut stay healthy. Here's how what you eat and drink can help or harm that balance - and it's not all bad news. I gave hubby HIV » Giving babies antibodies promptly may eliminate HIV Vaginal ring to prevent HIV on the cards I gave my husband HIV and watched him die Stephanie van Niekerk unwittingly infected her husband with HIV and ended up having to watch him wither and die in front of her very eyes. This is Stephanie's story in her own words.