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3 June 2016, 08:04am
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.

2 June 2016, 07:54am
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.

19 May 2016, 08:34am
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]

9 May 2016, 08:44am
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 April 2016, 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.

8 April 2016, 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 March 2016, 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 February 2016, 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 February 2016, 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.

8 February 2016, 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.

21 January 2016, 05:41am
Keeping mom & baby together
Keeping mom & baby together
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It’s an about turn for maternity wards, but a move in right direction, writes Omeshnie Naidoo

4 January 2016, 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 December 2015, 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 November 2015, 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 November 2015, 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.