Home > Parenting > Pregnancy > News News All sections in Parenting » Child » Pregnancy Pregnant and overweight – the facts If you’re overweight and pregnant, now’s the time to stop thinking that eating for two is okay. 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 US twin birth rate hits record high in 2013 Women in America are having more twins than ever before, probably due to their increasing use of fertility treatments. Abortion laws make Senegalese women kill babies Women in Senegal are resorting to clandestine abortions or killing their own infants due to strict abortion laws. Teaching dads about breastfeeding helps moms Fathers play an important role in breastfeeding, and being involved in breastfeeding support porgrammes increases the likelihood of mothers continuing to breastfeed. Abortion ban drives pregnant teens to suicide Due to the ban on abortion in El Salvador, many girls who become pregnant after being raped are driven to commit suicide. Foetal alcohol syndrome in US higher than suspected A study found that between 2.4 percent and 4.8 percent of US children have some kind of foetal alcohol spectrum disorder. Do green neighbourhoods produce healthier babies? Fewer preemies and small babies are delivered when moms live near trees and grass, a study says. “ Latest comment on Health24 Trienkies Theron says... 15 years ago my baby boy died at kimberley hospitale, because of bad service there. I Will died at home before going back to kimberley hospital. Load shedding killed my baby ” Number of pregnant women on painkillers, heroin doubles The number of pregnant women on narcotic painkillers and heroin has doubled. US national data shows a steady rise, and abuse may pose dangers to mother and baby. Couple gets married in neonatal unit Encouraged by the progress their premature son J.J. has made since his premature birth, Texas couple, Kristi Warriner and Justin Nelson, decided to tie the knot in the NICU at Cook Children's Hospital. 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. load more articles advertisement Live healthier Healthy weight » Underweight? Eating speed linked to BMI Weight and BMI affect fertility Should we really consider BMI? The Body Mass Index is widely used to assess if an individual is overweight or not. DietDoc investigates how accurate this tool really is. Digital health news » Screensaver or eyesaver? How to survive load shedding Computer may predict infectious influenza New Ransomware virus causes havoc An incredibly destructive computer virus is on the rise, charging user's thousands of rand to unlock their own devices once infected with terrible consequences if they don't.