Home > Parenting > Pregnancy > Birth Birth All sections in Parenting » Child » Pregnancy » Fertility » Baby » Child Nutrition » Body » Home » First Year » Multimedia » Birth » Pregnancy nutrition » Pregnancy week-by-week » Kindergesondheid Menopause before 40 carries higher risk of broken bones A new study highlights the need for health care providers to take into consideration a woman's age at menopause onset when evaluating patients for bone fracture risk. 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 Birthing pool not ideal for delivery It is important to differentiate between labouring in water and delivering in water – and new guidelines state that delivering a baby in water has no discernible benefits. Epidural better than 'laughing gas' for labour pain Nitrous oxide ('laughing gas') is becoming more widely available in the United States, but the majority of patients still end up requesting an epidural. What you should know before your twins or triplets arrive Having twins or triplets is double or triple the fun – and the work – but having a game plan, say paediatricians, is a great help. 3 steps to lower a woman's risk of premature birth According to a recent study there's a lot mothers-to-be can do to help ensure they deliver at full-term. Many women under-report smoking during pregnancy Many women struggle to quit smoking when they are pregnant and urine tests reveal that smoking status during pregnancy tends to be under-reported. Top athlete Wayde van Niekerk donates 500k to neonatal unit South African superstar Wayde van Niekerk has donated a half a million rand to the Newborns Groote Schuur Trust. C-section raises risk of blood clots after childbirth In an analysis of international studies, researchers found that women who gave a Caesarean birth were four times more likely to develop a blood clot than women who delivered vaginally. Women conceive naturally after stopping fertility treatment An online survey indicates that many women fell pregnant naturally after ceasing fertility treatment. Limpopo fighting illegal abortion clinics Illegal abortion is a growing trend in Limpopo, judging by the many new posters advertising abortions appearing in areas all around the province. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Sun protection for all children Understanding your sunscreen The science behind cosmeceuticals Do you know these 5 facts about skincare? Live healthier The debate continues » Working out in the concrete jungle 7 top butt exercises for guys 10 things pole dancing can do for you The running vs. walking debate There are many different theories when it comes to the running vs. walking for health and weight loss. Veganism a crime? » Running the Comrades Marathon on a vegan diet Are vegans unnatural beasts? Can a vegan be really healthy? Should it be a crime to raise a baby on vegan food? After a number of cases of malnourishment in Italy, it may become a crime to feed children under 16 a vegan diet.