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Why babies and mothers are still dying

Look to perceptions and local context – and not more training for nurses – to cut the mortality rate

Pregnant? Not on medical aid? You might be footing the bill to bring home baby

Women may be paying the price for decades’ old concessions to the medical aid industry.

Why Discovery Health didn’t pay up

Would you join a medical aid if you were perfectly healthy? Most won’t. That’s why we need waiting periods, says Discovery CEO Jonathan Broomberg.

Why medical aids are putting the price of a safe delivery on some women’s pockets

When medical schemes and the law count conceiving as a pre-existing condition, pregnant women lose.

Are the medical aids really fleecing you?

There's good news and bad news when it comes to PMBs.

Vote like a mother: Five things moms should ask politicians this election

Women – many of them mothers – constitute more than half of the population. What should moms think of before casting their vote?

Want your eggs black or white?

The fertility industry and technology are raising difficult questions about race

A changing birth: What’s behind SA’s skyrocketing c-section rates?

Almost one in four babies born at public hospitals come into the world via c-section but is it costing some women their lives?

This map tells you which districts have the country’s highest c-section rates

Some districts report Caesarean rates of 40%, which is much higher than the 26% national average for public hospitals.

Why it could cost less than R120 per year to save a life

Maternal deaths in developing regions would fall by 73% if all women had access to contraception and maternal healthcare, shows new research.

Women forced into sex to pay hospital bills, study says

Patients too poor to settle medical debts are chained to drain pipes, starved and abused in health centres across parts of Africa.

Midwives’ care during childbirth drastically improves outcomes for labouring mothers

Competent, compassionate care during labour and delivery is good for the dignity of mothers-to-be – and for their chance of survival.

‘If it wasn’t for them I would have died:’ How community health workers save lives

Ethiopia's rural health extension workers have helped halve the country's child death rate.

Depression during pregnancy may leave kids with a legacy of developmental problems

Mothers battling depression may need help forming the early crucial bonds that will affect children's relationships throughout their lives.

​Exclusively breast-fed children are less likely to become antisocial teens and adults

Research shows mothers’ milk produces children less likely to be involved in crime.

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