ARTICLES RELATING TO BIRTH

Labour inducing exercises

2016-02-08 14:14

Tired of waiting? Well, get moving. Here are some simple labour inducing exercises.

Bumper crop of New Year babies for Western Cape

2016-01-05 11:11

New Year's Day stared off with a bang with more than 100 babies born in the Western Cape.

Pregnancy myths debunked

2015-11-26 10:09

Eat that samoosa and your baby will be born with red hair? We don't think so... but you'd be amazed at how many people do!

Mom finishes exam while in labour

2015-11-18 10:47

This mom started her journey to motherhood in the most remarkable way!

How to time contractions

2015-11-10 09:34

The spontaneous squeezing or tightening of the womb is an important part of birth.

How to beat your labour fears

2015-11-02 12:01

That baby's got to come out some time, but that doesn't mean you're confident about it.

Eating own placenta has no benefits for women

2015-06-05 15:05

Studies have shown no data to support the claim that eating one's placenta has any health benefits, as touted by stars like Kourtney Kardashian.

Is castor oil useful for inducing labour?

2015-02-04 10:35

Drinking castor oil is a popular method used by pregnant women to induce labour.

The truth about birth and your vagina

2014-12-17 13:35

A midwife shares exactly what happens to your lady bits after giving birth to a baby.

Woman with womb transplant has healthy baby

2014-10-07 12:22

A Swedish couple finally became parents last month, when the mother gave birth to a premature but healthy boy from a transplanted womb.

 

How do I know I'm in labour?

2016-01-18 14:22

Every woman will experience the start of labour differently, but how do you know when to race down the emergency lane or when to sit back and let the process happen slowly and naturally?

Firefly actress keeps it real post-birth

2015-12-18 12:10

Jewel Staite had her baby and shows the world that even actresses can't escape the drudgery that is new motherhood.

10 reasons to love your second pregnancy

2015-11-24 11:53

Number two has jumped on board and instead of feeling ecstatic, you're feeling overwhelmed. Here are some second time around preggie facts to boost your confidence.

Birthing the placenta

2015-11-11 14:22

Birthing the placenta is called the third stage of labour and begins after birth.

'SA hospitals are not conducive to giving birth'

2015-11-09 15:45

Not a single hospital in the country is conducive to labour, according to Suzette Bester-Cloete, who wants to change the way women give birth in South Africa.

C-section babies more vulnerable to chronic health problems

2015-06-12 14:06

Caesarian deliveries may cause medical issues later in life, and mothers should discuss the risk with their doctor or midwife when deciding whether to proceed with a C-section.

WHO warns of Caesarean 'epidemic'

2015-04-13 10:19

According to the WHO, in a lot of developing and developed countries there is an epidemic of Caesarean sections, even when there is no medical need.

What is the APGAR score?

2015-01-13 11:39

Everything you need to know about the first test your baby undergoes after birth.

Woman in labour gets speeding ticket! and other costs to giving birth

2014-10-22 14:31

Hospital dash incurs yet another cost of giving birth as cops chase ‘criminal’ parents.

Birth spacing tied to autism risk

2014-10-01 10:53

Spacing between sibling births may influence the risk of autism, a study finds.

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