Home > Parenting > Pregnancy > News News All sections in Parenting » Child » Pregnancy » Fertility » Baby » Child Nutrition » Body » Home » First Year » Multimedia » Birth » Pregnancy nutrition » Pregnancy week-by-week » Kindergesondheid Mother's milk a miracle medicine for mom and baby Breastfeeding your newborn comes with several benefits such as providing protection against infections, reducing stress and combatting weight and digestive problems. ASK The Paediatrician » Follow Health24 on Facebook » Quiz Are you ready for a baby? » Subscribe Parenting newsletter » How a woman's body changes during pregnancy Foetal development Bulk of abortions take place in developing world Research estimates that about 56 million pregnancies are terminated globally each year with about 88 percent of these terminations occurring in the developing world. Many women under-report smoking during pregnancy Many women struggle to quit smoking when they are pregnant and urine tests reveal that smoking status during pregnancy tends to be under-reported. Limpopo fighting illegal abortion clinics Illegal abortion is a growing trend in Limpopo, judging by the many new posters advertising abortions appearing in areas all around the province. History of C-section tied to risky home birth A study found that home births among women with a history of C-section were associated with a greater risk for stillbirth and/or neurological complications in the baby. Why you should eat chocolate during pregnancy Pregnant women who eat just a small piece of chocolate each day may improve the circulatory health of their unborn child, a new study suggests. The 'bullies' in our maternity wards Allegations of women being abused during labour at public health facilities have left many in shock. Now, a kinder, gentler birth for women may come from an unlikely place. Top athlete Wayde van Niekerk donates 500k to neonatal unit South African superstar Wayde van Niekerk has donated a half a million rand to the Newborns Groote Schuur Trust. A new mom at 50 Janet Jackson has revealed that she is pregnant – a week before her 50th birthday. Is it wise to have a baby at this age and what are the risks involved? The number of stillbirths remains alarmingly high Nearly 7 200 stillbirths occur each day worldwide, with maternal nutrition, malaria and syphilis being among the causes of deaths, research shows. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Salomon introduces Speedcross 4 Painmaster Microcurrent Therapy provides drug-free pain relief Update on Equazen acquisition by Flordis South Africa 2016 When lice just keep coming back! Live healthier Checking for nits? » 8 simple steps for getting rid of lice Get through winter head lice free! This woman gets paid to pick out head lice Lice poop can make your head itch Watch out for the faeces of the lice, which is what can cause itching because of an allergic reaction. The struggle is real! » Is your PMS causing your food cravings? SA women silently suffering from this devastating condition The link between PMS and migraines Why do some women get 'bad' PMS and others don’t? Premenstrual syndrome symptoms affect an average of 75% of women.