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 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. 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 Women conceive naturally after stopping fertility treatment An on online survey indicates that many women fell pregnant naturally after ceasing assisted reproduction therapies. 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. 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. History of C-section tied to risky home birth A study found that home births among women with a history of C-section were associated with a greater risk for stillbirth and/or neurological complications in the baby. Why you should store your newborn's umbilical cord stem cells Collecting and storing stem cells from your baby's umbilical cord and blood could save your child's life down the line as cord tissue is set to become a vital component to the future treatment of many diseases that have mystified the healthcare industry for decades. Home births linked to slightly higher infant death risk Babies born outside of a hospital are more likely to be stillborn, or to die within a year of birth, a new study suggests. 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. Brain-dead Polish woman gives birth to baby boy A mother's life-support system that kept her alive for 55 days was turned off hours after the birth of her baby. Bumper crop of New Year babies for Western Cape New Year's Day stared off with a bang with more than 100 babies born in the Western Cape. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors How to still have a good life with diabetes Eye-Q: R50 off! Lose weight Otrivin Menthol relieves sinus congestion Live healthier Love coffee? Your heart may too » What to eat for white teeth Bad foods for teeth-whitening Do any of these drinks cause your teeth to hurt? Savour your coffee – with a bright smile Here's how to stop coffee from staining your teeth while enjoying all its health benefits. Get your groove back! » Get your move on! Morning run? 5 exercises to start your summer fitness regime 6 easy ways to make your workout fun again Some inspiration to make sure your workout routine don't become tedious.