Home > Parenting > Pregnancy > Birth Birth All sections in Parenting » Child » Pregnancy 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. 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 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. 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. 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. 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. “ Latest comment on Health24 Andrea van Niekerk says... lmk...well Ian I am sarcastic in my comment but "really".I also enjoy a drink now and then but I know what to much drinking can do.How can people blame booze when humans have a... How drinking devastates the Western Cape ” 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. Induced labour Everything you need to know about induced labour, when it is used and how. load more articles advertisement Live healthier Hypertension » Salt may be bad for more than blood pressure Regularly salting foods heightens death risk How potassium fights high blood pressure Are you eating too much salt? Did you know that high blood pressure affects as many as 25% of adult South Africans? Do you have a sweet tooth? » What’s SA’s most sugary drink? Craving sugar? Blame your brain WHO says we're eating too much sugar 10 foods with hidden sugar Even if you don't have a sweet tooth, you might still be eating far more sugar than you think.