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21 days ago
The maternity hospital that feels like a hotel
The maternity hospital that feels like a hotel

The Origin Family-Centred Hospital in Cape Town is no ordinary hospital, and brings new meaning to birthing mothers and their families.

22 days ago
Stillborn births linked to exposure to smog
Stillborn births linked to exposure to smog

Danish researchers are calling for tighter curbs on exhausts and industrial waste emissions to reduce the risk to unborn babies.

36 days ago
How a baby can deliver itself
How a baby can deliver itself

Watch the moment Sarah Cooke gave birth to her son Leo by 'natural caesarean'. [VIDEO].

46 days ago
New IVF technique gives couple baby
New IVF technique gives couple baby

Biagio Russu was conceived thanks to genetic screening that allowed doctors to select a healthy, early-stage embryo.

11 Apr '16, 08:56am
Push presents fast gaining popularity
Push presents fast gaining popularity

The idea of being rewarded for giving birth is one that sits uncomfortably with some women, who consider it tacky, old- fashioned and patronising.

08 Apr '16, 09:18am
Miracle twins born 25 weeks apart
Miracle twins born 25 weeks apart

A premature birth would have been stressful enough on the Millers, but there was another serious complication to consider.

14 Mar '16, 11:31am
Natural birth can be a joyous sensual time
Natural birth can be a joyous sensual time

The world's most beautiful women are choosing to give birth naturally, writes Omeshnie Naidoo.

24 Feb '16, 1:30pm
C-section swabs not a good idea - doctors
C-section swabs not a good idea - doctors

Doctors have warned against deliberately smearing babies born by Caesarean section with their mother's vaginal fluids.

10 Feb '16, 08:28am
Alarming number of pre-term births
Alarming number of pre-term births

WHO estimates that 15 million babies around the world are born prematurely every year, of whom a million die due to complications.

08 Feb '16, 4:00pm
The paranoid world of birth fads
The paranoid world of birth fads

The common theme is fear: women are turning to these new fads for comfort and reassurance.

Lifestyle
21 Jan '16, 05:41am
Keeping mom & baby together
Keeping mom & baby together

It’s an about turn for maternity wards, but a move in right direction, writes Omeshnie Naidoo.

04 Jan '16, 08:16am
Birth defects ‘due to lack of folic acid’
Birth defects ‘due to lack of folic acid’

Folic acid pills, which contain vitamin B, has several important functions during pregnancy.

31 Dec '15, 1:30pm
A new year - and twins for CT couple
A new year - and twins for CT couple

A couple are postponing the birth of their twins to the New Year to help the children when they enter school.

26 Nov '15, 06:38am
It’s the weekend, don’t give birth
It’s the weekend, don’t give birth

Infants born on a Saturday or Sunday were found to be seven percent more likely to be stillborn or die in their first week of life.

19 Nov '15, 05:52am
‘I was not prepared for premature birth’
‘I was not prepared for premature birth’

Pregnant neurologist Dr Alison Richardson didn't pay attention when she started feeling stomach pains, and put it down to exhaustion.