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While the word midwife conjures up images of old-fashioned births, the profession is still a vital part of modern health care. Spotlight spoke to a number of midwives, and those involved in training, about what it takes to be a midwife.
Melissa Shaw Kuter (32) from Bellville, Cape Town, was astounded when she gave birth to a baby weighing nearly 6kg.
Across the globe, fertility rates are declining. If population sizes continue to decrease, there will be major social, economic and political ramifications. But encouraging citizens to have more children is a very fine line for policymakers to be treading.
If Matte Babel was trolling us with his statements, he certainly got trolled right back by the internet.
“What are the chances of this happening?” Craig Anderson a lecturer in Statistics answers how likely is this from happening.
Ashlesha and Arun Raghubir had been trying to conceive for the past 13 years and were about to give up, when a new procedure resulted in the news they'd been longing for.
Delivering a human baby is risky for mom. But let's not forget that baby goes through the birth process too.
Publicising the deeply personal was not always the norm, and in satisfying her wish to keep her child's birth as private as possible, the Duchess may be taking inspiration from an old tradition harking back to the middle ages.
An international sportswoman who was braindead for three months recently gave birth to a baby boy before her life support was switched off.
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The research project looked at one group of 73 premature babies in a neonatal unit that received standard incubator care, and another group of 73 whose mothers provided kangaroo care for one hour a day for two weeks in a row.
A mother from Rustenburg in North West is grateful that her daughter and son-in-law’s mom are alive after surviving a car crash on their way to hospital.
Dongyuan Li from Irvine, California, ran a business that charged customers up to R1.1 million to get into the US to give birth.
Doctors say the delivery was a "medical miracle." If her age is confirmed, 74-year-old Erramatti Mangayamma would be the oldest woman to give birth.
In 2016, for the first time ever, more American women had babies in their early 30s than in their 20s.
Celebrity status has its drawbacks, including privacy violations that come with the spotlight. Celine Dion has shared the unpleasant experience of seeing her son on television — before she'd even held him.
Problems like vaginal dryness, painful sex and a lack of desire can stand in the way of resuming sexual activity, often for months after childbirth.
Doctors are scared of legal claims, so natural births are becoming a rarity.
Maternal mortality is much higher in Africa, but all is not lost. Here's where the problem lies and how a group of over 1000 clinician investigators, who span over 30 African countries, are working tirelessly to improve surgical outcomes in Africa.
Two sisters who’d both been trying for a baby, were amazed when they ended up giving birth to baby girls on the same day in the same hospital.
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