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 C-section delivery might alter newborn's 'microbiome' A new study discovered that the mode of delivery had a great impact on the gut bacteria of newborn babies, with transmission of bacteria from mother to baby occurring during vaginal birth. 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 Does tracking preemies' head size yield IQ clues? A study has found that slow head growth is a specific warning sign for potential neurocognitive problems. Whoa, you really can have an orgasm during childbirth I mean, might as well enjoy yourself? More complication risks with C-section than natural delivery In some situations C–section delivery can save lives, but it is not a procedure to be undertaken lightly, according to a new study. Why expecting moms should eat more fish A study has substantiated the notion that increasing pregnant women's intake of omega-3 fatty acids will lower their risk of preterm birth. Myth debunked: epidurals do not prolong labour In a study, a group of women on epidural and a group on placebo had no different outcomes. Here’s how having a doula by your side can ease your pregnancy If you’re pregnant (or thinking about it), you may want one on your side. Study reveals how C-sections are 50 times more deadly for women in Africa Death rates among women undergoing a C-section to deliver a baby is about 50 times higher in Africa than in most wealthy nations, a study reveals. Are prem babies less successful later in life? Babies born prematurely may lag behind educationally and professionally. Epilepsy drug behind over 4 000 severe birth defects The risk of birth defects associated with the epilepsy medication valproate has been known since the 1980s. load more articles advertisement Live healthier Lifestyle » E-cigarettes: Here are five things to know E-cigarettes have become hugely popular in the past decade, but a rash of vaping-linked deaths and illnesses in the US is feeding caution about a product that's already banned in some places. Allergy » Ditch the itch: Researchers find new drug to fight hives A new drug works by targeting an immune system antibody called immunoglobulin E, which is responsible for the allergic reaction that causes hives.