Home > Parenting > Pregnancy > News News All sections in Parenting » Child » Pregnancy Incorrect weight in first pregnancy may have repercussions If you don't get your weight right during your first pregnancy, you might have complications the next time round, a study suggests. TALK Parenting forum » ASK The Paediatrician » Follow Health24 on Facebook » Quiz Are you ready for a baby? » How a woman's body changes during pregnancy Foetal development Should aborted foetuses be used for stem cell research? The recent incident where US company Planned Parenthood was found to be offering foetal tissue to buyers without the parents’ knowledge has raised serious ethical questions around the use of foetuses in stem cell research. Drinking alcohol during pregnancy common in England, Ireland and Australasia As many as four out of every five women in England, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand are drinking alcohol whilst pregnant. Eating own placenta has no benefits for women Studies have shown no data to support the claim that eating one's placenta has any health benefits, as touted by stars like Kourtney Kardashian. Diet tips for pregnant moms – Part II DietDoc takes a look at some of the indicators of healthy nutrition during pregnancy and best practices that lead to greater success in achieving a healthy pre-pregnancy weight. New test for Down syndrome a 'major advance' A new test that analyses foetal DNA in a pregnant woman's bloodstream is apparently much more effective than other screening methods. “ Latest comment on Health24 Rose Joel says... My story has to do with the healing power of Rick Simpson cannabis oil.”My sister larra, age 65, was diagnosed with Bone Cancer on the inside of her backbone 2 years ago, which... 'I used cannabis oil to cure my cancer' ” First bit of ejaculate contains more sperm A Spanish study has found that ejaculate is divided into two quite different phases, aimed at achieving two equally important actions in terms of reproduction. More babies born to mothers addicted to pain meds The number of infants born to American mothers addicted to prescription pain medications is rising, and so are the costs of treating those babies, researchers report. Mom loses baby in Joburg hospital after three days of hell A Johannesburg woman, devastated after losing her premature baby, feels that she didn't get the help and support she needed from hospital staff. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Keeping your skin soft, moisturised and winter-ready The health benefits of donating blood Hydration is vital all year round Momentum Health: an industry leader in healthcare Live healthier Stay out of trouble » Asthma danger zones 13 danger zones Teen dangers 21 dangerous things people do Here are 21 things people do without thinking. But they are dangerous, and could kill you or the people around you. Sexual health » STIs: how to stay safe Apps for gay and bi men tied to STI risk Penis bumps The STI most men get without knowing it Most guys haven't ever heard of the human papillomavirus, yet many will get it at some stage in their lives without even knowing it.