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 Shaz Brown says... I totaly agree with everything written looking good and feeling happy is the best revenge Break-up survival kit ” 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 Recovery after exercise is an essential part of any workout What is Metabolic Syndrome? Could you have it? Eyecare for computer users Treet-It Anti-Lice aiding schools in the prevention of Head Lice Live healthier Great skin » Probiotics and skin Your skin Oily skins 5 steps to blemish-free healthy skin Thought those embarrassing breakouts would go the same way of teenage angst and strict curfews? As it turns out, adult acne is becoming increasingly common. Preventing HIV » Male screening tests HIV protective shots HIV vaccine Vaginal ring to prevent pregnancy, HIV and herpes A new vaginal ring, similar to existing birth control rings, promises to provide months of protection against pregnancy, HIV and herpes.