Home > Parenting > Pregnancy > News News All sections in Parenting » Child » Pregnancy Pollution in pregnancy linked to weak lungs in child Traffic pollution exposure during pregnancy may up the risk of mothers giving birth to children with lung problems. 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 Vitamin D could make childbirth less painful Vitamin D deficiency is common during pregnancy may make childbirth more painful. Mother with womb transplant says risk paid off A Swedish woman who recently became the first woman to give birth after undergoing a uterus transplant feels that the risk was worth it. Do green neighbourhoods produce healthier babies? Fewer preemies and small babies are delivered when moms live near trees and grass, a study says. Pregnant women urged to eat more fish It is now recommended that pregnant and breastfeeding women should eat two or three servings of low-mercury fish. Better care can save millions of babies Worldwide about 8 000 newborn babies die and another 7 000 are stillborn every day, but with a small investment most of the deaths are avoidable. Pertussis vaccination during pregnancy seems safe Whooping cough has recently made a comeback among American children and vaccinating pregnant women may prevent the disease. “ Latest comment on Health24 Jayne Ann Sim says... What wonderful advice for Oscar. I really hope he gets to read this. He and he alone has the ability to change the course of his life from now on. An open letter to Oscar ” Aspirin may reduce pre-eclampsia risk A daily, low-dose aspirin regimen cuts the odds of the pregnancy complication, pre-eclampsia, by 24 percent. Evidence links poor diet to preterm birth In a study, women who ate protein-rich foods including lean meats, fish and chicken, as well as fruit, whole grains and vegetables, had a significantly lower risk of preterm birth. Car crash risk tends to go up during pregnancy Experts said they cannot tell why, but findings suggest women should be especially mindful about safe driving when they're in their second trimester of pregnancy. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Exam stress – a challenge for the whole family Eduloan offers affordable education finance Vote for 2014 Hill's Pet Slimmer of the Year Live healthier Strenghten your immunity » Keep your immunity strong Immune system boosters Boost your family's immunity 5 immune boosters in your kitchen You don’t need a handful of vitamins and supplements to keep your body healthy, check out these five immune boosting foods you probably already have in your kitchen. Depression » Depression Depression and ageing Teen depression Depression: do you know the signs? One of the key roles you can play in the health of someone who is depressed or suffers from anxiety is to make sure they get the help they need. Here's what you need to know.