Home > Parenting > Pregnancy > Birth Birth All sections in Parenting » Child » Pregnancy » Baby » Nutrition » Body » Home » First Year 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. 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 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? 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. 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. 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. “ Latest comment on Health24 Dale Hawkins says... There is huge difference between processed sugar and natural sugar. Nearly all processed consumes contain processed sugar, which is poison, a major contribution to cancer and... Don't fall for the sugar witch hunt ” 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. 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. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Is your baby dehydrated? How to tell. Fifty and fabulous! There’s something newly cool about turning 50 Keeping your skin soft, moisturised and winter-ready Live healthier Your health » How well do you know the body? Your healthy liver lifestyle Are you healthy? Tell us about your health and you could win R5000. Up for grabs » Tell us about your health Stay warm when the lights go out Win R1000 in cash! Win an energy-saving Spindel Enter our competition and stand a chance of winning an energy saving Spindel valued at R2200!