Do big solutions come in small packages? Questions remain as to how practical baby boxes would be for South African parents and babies.
South Africa’s rate of Caesarean sections is more than seven times the World Health Organisation recommended average. (Jumana El Heloueh, Reuters)

Planning for a baby? Before deciding on a birth plan, find out what you need to know to make an informed decision.


South Africa’s rate of Caesarean sections is more than seven times the World Health Organisation recommended average.

The reasons more moms are going under the knife during birth are complex and range from convenience to doctors’ fears over litigation. But a c-section isn’t always the right choice for mothers and babies.

If you’re expecting a baby and struggling to choose which birth option is best for you, we help you weigh up the pros and cons.