Home > Parenting > Pregnancy > News News All sections in Parenting » Child » Pregnancy 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. 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 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. 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. 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. 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. “ Latest comment on Health24 Dewald Deef Vorster says... So true, I use to get the flu a couple of times every year, since I started consuming lots of citrus and fresh garlic and chillies about seven years ago I haven't had the flu or... How Vitamin C boosts your immune system ” 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. Aspirin may reduce pre-eclampsia risk A daily, low-dose aspirin regimen cuts the odds of the pregnancy complication, pre-eclampsia, by 24 percent. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Uncontrolled periodontal disease and diabetes – a collective health risk? Exam stress – a challenge for the whole family Eduloan offers affordable education finance Live healthier Medical bills » GP and money Cut medical bills Medical savings account Medical scheme: what is a self-payment gap? Have you exhausted your day-to-day benefits and moved into your self-payment gap? Here's what it means. Allergy alert » Allergy myths Cold or allergy? Children and allergies Allergy facts vs. fiction Some of the greatest allergy myths and misconceptions can actually be damaging to your health.