Home > Parenting > Pregnancy > Birth Birth All sections in Parenting » Child » Pregnancy 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. 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 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. Kegel exercises don't hinder labour, delivery The pelvic-muscle exercises many women do during pregnancy do not seem to raise the likelihood of complications during labor and delivery, a study finds. 'I'm afraid of tearing during birth' Tearing during childbirth is a huge fear for moms-to-be. Does birth affect the vagina? Does giving birth naturally cause permanent damage to the vagina? A midwife tackles this question. 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. Doctor or midwife? If you have a low-risk pregnancy you have the option of choosing between a midwife, general practitioner or gynae. How do you make the right choice? “ Latest comment on Health24 Dayton Funk says... She was 29 he was 27. She was mature and he was not. After the lust was gone O.P. who only loved himself was thinking of moving on. The house, the car, the jewellery was all a... Do you hope Oscar is innocent, or do you need him to be innocent? ” Birth: a dad's story Moms have the difficult starring role when it comes to giving birth, but what do dads feel? Educate yourself for pregnancy Knowing what to expect in your pregnancy is the first step to being a great parent. Your hospital essentials Shopping and collecting everything that you and your baby will need in the hospital can be quite daunting. Here are our checklists for what we recommend you pack. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Momentum Health OatWell Dual Cross Is being overweight or obese dangerous? Tips to keep your immunity strong this winter Smile your way to better health 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. Laugh a little » Eat yourself happy Laugh more and live longer Laughing yoga the best medicine The healing power of laughter A good chuckle doesn't only make you feel happy for a moment, it's beneficial to your health too.