Almost one in four babies born at public hospitals come into the world via c-section but is it costing some women their lives?
A week. That's how long most newborns who die will make it in South Africa. But there may be hope yet for the country's tiniest patients
When bringing a new life into the world risks taking another, even old traditions have to adopt new ways.
But will the country be able to half its maternal mortality ratio by 2030 - in time to achieve its sustainable development goal?
Competent, compassionate care during labour and delivery is good for the dignity of mothers-to-be – and for their chance of survival.