The C-section rate among Discovery members is now up to three times higher than at American celebrity hospitals - here's why

2019-04-20 06:52

Doctors are scared of legal claims, so natural births are becoming a rarity.

The death rate for mothers having C-sections is 50 times higher in Africa – but all is not lost

2019-03-29 13:16

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.

First-ever study reveals why doctors choose C-section over natural birth

2018-08-15 13:07

A study shows why many doctors choose to deliver babies via C-section... even though it's the more costly option.

Women born via C-sections more likely to deliver same way

2017-10-17 14:14

Women born via caesareans because their mothers had fetopelvic disproportion (FPD), when the foetus is too big to pass through the maternal birth canal, are nearly three times more likely to suffer the same condition, a new study has discovered.

C-section could raise a child's risk of obesity

2016-11-14 15:29

Researchers found that vaginal delivery among overweight or obese mothers may help to mitigate the transmission of obesity among generations.

Breastfeeding could save the lives of thousands of infants affected by drought

2016-06-20 13:17

South Africa is currently suffering one of the worst droughts in recorded history. This poses a major health risk to thousands of infants in drought ridden areas, which can be mitigated by simply supporting and encouraging breastfeeding mothers.

If men could breastfeed

2016-03-10 10:36

Wouldn't it be great?

Kim's double breast standards

2016-01-27 10:40

Kim Kardashian says she would never breastfeed in public.

C-section doesn't necessarily protect against incontinence

2015-12-09 12:56

Having a Caesarean section may not lower a woman's chance of incontinence later in life – unless she delivers all her children that way.

Breastmilk is alive!

2015-11-18 16:11

Mother puts her breastmilk under a microscope.


More complication risks with C-section than natural delivery

2019-04-10 11:35

In some situations C–section delivery can save lives, but it is not a procedure to be undertaken lightly, according to a new study.

C-section rates have nearly doubled since 2000

2018-10-15 07:21

The number of babies delivered via cesarean section has nearly doubled worldwide since 2000 - to more than 21% of all deliveries - significantly higher than the percentage considered medically necessary.

#Health24 ICYMI: Sex after C-section; the Cinderella of diabetes; and can apples make your brain bigger?

2018-06-08 14:54

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Breastfeeding may reduce pain from C-section

2017-06-06 11:18

Breastfeeding for more than two months protects against chronic post-Caesarean pain.

No more nurseries: Here’s what you had to say

2016-07-18 10:39

Parent24 readers had quite a lot to say about hospitals doing away with nurseries.

Breastfeeding raises IQ and gives children better chances at life

2016-06-01 15:14

As we celebrate International Children's Day on 1 June , the South African Breastmilk Reserve (SABR) urges everyone to invest in the next generation, by encouraging and supporting breastfeeding mothers.

Breastfeeding benefits... for you!

2016-02-08 12:59

Yes, yes I know. It's good for my baby. But is there something in it for me too?

How to boost breastmilk

2016-01-18 10:50

Although a balanced, wholesome diet and some herbal supplements do help, boosting milk supply is mostly about getting the basics right.

Most controversial parenting debates of 2015

2015-12-03 11:32

Several controversial parenting topics got our parents all worked up this year. Here they are:

How to set a routine for your newborn

2015-11-17 11:22

Adjusting to life in the first few weeks after bringing baby home can be tough. Is forming a routine the answer? Yes, but when and how to start important.

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