Home > Parenting > Pregnancy > Birth Birth All sections in Parenting » Child » Pregnancy 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. 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 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. 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. 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. 'I'm afraid of tearing during birth' Tearing during childbirth is a huge fear for moms-to-be. 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. “ Latest comment on Health24 mantlekilo says... ....and the President of South Africa has positive links with idiocy. Please send him a years free supply of Colgate Total. Popular toothpaste in trouble over cancer links ” Induction of labour Everything you need to know about induction of labour, when it is used and how. Good mother or bad mother? The debate on whether natural birth is best, and how her own pregnancy settled the question - read about it on Mystic Doula Mama's blog. Does birth affect the vagina? Does giving birth naturally cause permanent damage to the vagina? A midwife tackles this question. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Keep your pet's teeth in tip top condition Cape Town's legendary Blisters for Bread walk 2014. Occlusal disease - a modern day dental problem Eduloan offers affordable education finance Live healthier Winter Wellness » Boost winter health Happy feet in winter Don’t become a winter blimp Tips to stay fit and healthy in winter When it's cold it's easy to pick up the coughs and sniffles, and it's even easier to indulge in comfort foods. Don't ! Vitamin wise » Vitamins for HIV What to eat for vitamin B? Cut down on vitamins Get your vitamins right Find out which vitamin to use for which condition. Ask our Vitamin expert.