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 Umbilical cord 'milking' procedure dangerous for preemies A study found that the rate of severe brain bleeding was significantly higher among babies who had cord milking versus those who had delayed clamping. 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 Give newborn to mom right away – after moving the electrodes When newly delivered babies come into contact with electrodes on their mothers' skin after C-section surgery, it may cause false alarms. 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. 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. 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. Whoa, you really can have an orgasm during childbirth I mean, might as well enjoy yourself? 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. 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.