Home > Parenting > Pregnancy > News News All sections in Parenting » Child » Pregnancy 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. 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 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. 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. 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. Heart defects in foetuses often undetected Congenital heart disease is the most common birth defect that can result in either death or significant health problems in newborn babies. Alabama law that may restrict abortion challenged An Alabama law aimed at restricting hospital access to doctors who perform abortions is being challenged because it may pose an impediment for women who seek abortion. Women with transplanted wombs trying for pregnancy Four women are trying to get pregnant in an experimental procedure to test if it's possible to transplant a uterus so a woman can give birth to her own biological child. “ Latest comment on Health24 Igor Trethewey says... trying to justify flora poaching mmmm i could try the same approach with poaching ivory or rhino tusks... it is just plain wrong African traditional medicine: better than pills? ” Pertussis vaccination during pregnancy seems safe Whooping cough has recently made a comeback among American children and vaccinating pregnant women may prevent the disease. Stress during pregnancy linked to asthma in kids Researchers calculated that the likelihood of having asthma or eczema as a teenager was substantially higher among children of mothers who experienced stressful life events during their pregnancies. Illegal abortion horror continues Illegal abortionists are openly advertising their services in public places. Here's more about the horror of illegal abortions. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Keep your pet's teeth in tip top condition Cape Town's legendary Blisters for Bread walk 2014. Occlusal disease - a modern day dental problem Eduloan offers affordable education finance Live healthier Winter Wellness » Boost winter health Happy feet in winter Don’t become a winter blimp Tips to stay fit and healthy in winter When it's cold it's easy to pick up the coughs and sniffles, and it's even easier to indulge in comfort foods. Don't ! Vitamin wise » Vitamins for HIV What to eat for vitamin B? Cut down on vitamins Get your vitamins right Find out which vitamin to use for which condition. Ask our Vitamin expert.