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 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. 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 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. 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. 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. Mother with womb transplant says risk paid off A Swedish woman who recently became the first woman to give birth after undergoing a uterus transplant feels that the risk was worth it. 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. US twin birth rate hits record high in 2013 Women in America are having more twins than ever before, probably due to their increasing use of fertility treatments. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Why probiotics are beneficial for IBS Hearing aids on a windy day? No problem! A step-by-step guide on how to do pelvic floor exercises correctly Live healthier Get rid of lice! » Toddler dies after DIY lice treatment Back-to-school head lice Comb out head lice 20 head lice myths debunked Head lice are tiny, wingless insects that live in human hair. They cannot fly, jump or swim and are spread by head-to-head contact. Check out this infographic to learn more. About gout » Treatment of Gout Signs and symptoms of gout What is Gout? Is your diet causing gout? Suffering from gout? There's a lot you can do to prevent this horribly painful condition. Start by cutting out these 14 foods.