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 Bianca Albesco says... Ritalin and Concerta are both exactly the same drug. They are just different brand names. What happens when kids with ADHD take Ritalin and Concerta? ” 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 Advertorial Understanding thrombosis The power of smell and touch Is your baby dehydrated? How to tell. Fifty and fabulous! There’s something newly cool about turning 50 Live healthier Up for grabs! » To vape or not to vape? Twisp's new range of e-cigs Discover your Twisp Win one of the 3 new devices from Twisp! Now you can stand a chance of winning one of the 3 new devices, as well as flavours and accessories worth R2000 each! Love your heart » SA dying of heart disease Natural trans fats good for heart Heart probs and sex life How old is your heart? Take this test What's your heart age? Use the calculator to see the real age of your heart. Post your results in the comments!