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What are the best positions for labour?

Women use a variety of positions in labour and if allowed to, your body will instinctively guide you at the time.

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DJ Khaled live streams son's birth on Snapchat

Have we taken social media too far? Or is this the new normal?

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What happens when your water breaks mid-flight?

Many pregnant women make use of air travel, but what are the risks and what happens if your water breaks mid-flight?

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How dilated am I?

Know how dilated you are without the dreaded internal exam.

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Preterm labour: What do I do?

What are the warning signs of preterm labour?

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Next-level security for maternity wards

In a world where technology is developing at a rapid pace, one wonders why technology is not being used to improve security at hospitals, especially in maternity wards.

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How important are pelvic floor muscles during childbirth?

One of the most important groups of muscles that come under great stress and strain during pregnancy and childbirth are the muscles of the pelvic floor.

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Twilight Sleep: the weirdest way of giving birth ever?

In the 1900s women put themselves through insane experiences to achieve a so-called "painless birth".

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What will my labour really be like?

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

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A new addition to the O'Connor household

Kfm breakfast show host, Ryan O'Connor and his wife, Karen, welcome another baby girl to their family.

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Woman gives birth in under a minute

So many women want an easy birth, but this mom didn't expect it to be this easy.

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Different pelvic shapes and what they mean for your birth experience

The shape of your pelvic cradle is an important component in determining the outcome of your birth experience. Here are the four basic types.

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"I gave birth during my matric exams"

Backed by a supportive family, the desire to achieve and a sense of humour, Kate Mazomba gave birth the day before her final matric maths exam. She went on to succeed.

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Identical twin sisters give birth on same day, at same time

These sisters share the same birth date and now their babies do too!

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"I gave birth in my dad's car"

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

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"Hospital birth? Never again!"

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

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Miracle baby born to brain-dead mother

Doctors at a Lisbon hospital have delivered a baby almost 4 months after the mother was declared brain dead.

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"I nearly gave birth in a bakkie"

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

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10 ways to have a more “natural” caesarean

You don't have to feel out of control when having a C-section. Here's how to make sure it's a special experience.

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Healing after birth

After birth, all of your attention is focused on caring for your new baby. But new mothers need to take special care of their bodies after giving birth and while breastfeeding. 

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Big brother helps with skin-to-skin contact

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.

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Dad streams birth live on Facebook

Is live streaming your baby's birth going one step too far?

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Missouri doctors deliver baby after mother dies in crash

Missouri doctors managed to deliver a baby whose mother was killed in a crash on her way to a hospital to give birth
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