Home > Parenting > Pregnancy > Birth Birth All sections in Parenting » Child » Pregnancy 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. TALK Parenting forum » ASK The Paediatrician » Follow Health24 on Facebook » Quiz Are you ready for a baby? » How a woman's body changes during pregnancy Foetal development Adequate birth spacing may prevent early delivery A short interpregnancy interval – the time between giving birth and getting pregnant again – has been linked to a greater risk of premature birth. Brain-dead woman dies soon after giving birth A 32-year-old Canadian woman who had been declared brain dead in December and kept on life support for six weeks died on Sunday soon after giving birth to a baby boy. Birth options As long as there are no medical obstacles, mums-to-be have choices as to how they would like to deliver - after all, the baby is the real miracle. Induction of labour Everything you need to know about induction of labour, when it is used and how. Good mother or bad mother? The debate on whether natural birth is best, and how her own pregnancy settled the question - read about it on Mystic Doula Mama's blog. Does birth affect the vagina? Does giving birth naturally cause permanent damage to the vagina? A midwife tackles this question. “ Latest comment on Health24 Melody Pieterse says... Is daar 'n support groep vir mense met osteoporosis? Kan ek met iemand praat wat daarmee gediagnoser is? Is daar nog 'n lewe vir jou as j osteoporosis het? Risk factors for osteoporosis ” Birth triggers newborn for survival Neurons that process sensory information such as touch and vision are arranged in precise, well-characterised maps that are crucial for translating perception into understanding. 'I'm afraid of tearing during birth' Tearing during childbirth is a huge fear for moms-to-be. Birth: a dad's story Moms have the difficult starring role when it comes to giving birth, but what do dads feel? load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Don't let Diabetes take your kidneys away Exam stress – a challenge for the whole family Eduloan offers affordable education finance Vote for 2014 Hill's Pet Slimmer of the Year Live healthier Strenghten your immunity » Keep your immunity strong Immune system boosters Boost your family's immunity 5 immune boosters in your kitchen You don’t need a handful of vitamins and supplements to keep your body healthy, check out these five immune boosting foods you probably already have in your kitchen. Depression » Depression Depression and ageing Teen depression Depression: do you know the signs? One of the key roles you can play in the health of someone who is depressed or suffers from anxiety is to make sure they get the help they need. Here's what you need to know.