ARTICLES RELATING TO NATURAL BIRTH

The Caesarian section rates in African countries

2017-04-20 17:08

While women in certain first-world countries are able to select C-sections for any reason, those in many African countries are unable to access what could be a life-saving service.

Birth photographer shames mother for having a c-section

2017-03-02 09:25

This time c-section moms are not allowing sanctimonious people to shame them about their births.

"I gave birth in my dad's car"

2016-06-14 09:48

This reader shares her nerve-wracking but beautiful birth experience.

"I nearly gave birth in a bakkie"

2016-06-06 16:01

This reader tells her gripping story of labour and the birth of her second child.

How does carpal tunnel syndrome affect pregnancy?

2016-02-19 12:44

Hands and wrists hurt? You could be suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome. So what is it and why does it affect pregnant women?

Is your pelvis big enough for labour?

2015-11-17 14:18

Do you worry that your pelvis may be too small to allow you to give birth naturally? The true capacity of a woman's pelvis is only seen during labour, as it is flexible and changes shape during birth.

Get in shape after your c-section

2015-11-04 14:32

Getting your body back in shape after giving birth ranks somewhere on most new moms' list of priorities. But with little time to think of yourself, it can be tough. Start slow and the results will show.

I gave birth - why do I still look pregnant?

2015-10-20 09:06

Finally you don't have a huge tummy blocking your view - or do you?

Who will care for you?

2015-09-14 08:59

Choosing the right kind of caregiver for you is important.

Twins: A natural and C-section birth story

2015-07-08 17:10

A beautiful birth story that didn't go according to plan but was still perfect for this mom.

 

"I would have a c-section every time"

2017-03-02 15:26

Our readers share their stories about how c-sections saved their babies' lives.

What will my labour really be like?

2016-08-29 11:06

Know what to expect from labour and be a confident mom-to-be.

"Hospital birth? Never again!"

2016-06-14 09:41

A reader shares her horrific birth experience and vows to never give birth in a hospital again.

Big brother helps with skin-to-skin contact

2016-05-20 14:24

Skin-to-skin contact isn't a new concept, but it remains an important practice for newborn babies. This little boy helping his dad and siblings is beyond adorable.

How to turn your breech baby

2016-01-14 10:09

Your doctor has told you that your baby is lying breech but you're not quite sure what it means. Here is everything you need to know.

Exercise after a vaginal birth

2015-11-05 09:37

Tips for a healthy body after vaginal birth.

Recovering from a c-section

2015-10-29 10:02

Many moms don't realise that a caesarean section is actually a major abdominal surgery. Recovery will not happen overnight.

A doula's story

2015-10-19 14:14

"Doula, shmoula" - or so many people think. An extra person in the delivery room may intimidate you, but Nicolette believes her role is vital to the labour process.

18 things I didn't expect from my c-section

2015-08-03 15:00

Do you know what to expect before, during and after your c-section? Neither did I.

Birth video: Live births

2015-05-26 14:55

Different birth methods and styles caught on video. [WARNING: GRAPHIC]

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