Home > Parenting > Pregnancy > News News All sections in Parenting » Child » Pregnancy More babies born to mothers addicted to pain meds The number of infants born to American mothers addicted to prescription pain medications is rising, and so are the costs of treating those babies, researchers report. 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 New test for Down syndrome a 'major advance' A new test that analyses foetal DNA in a pregnant woman's bloodstream is apparently much more effective than other screening methods. Mom loses baby in Joburg hospital after three days of hell A Johannesburg woman, devastated after losing her premature baby, feels that she didn't get the help and support she needed from hospital staff. Could specialised foetal surgery prevent birth defects? The uncertain fate of babies diagnosed with serious birth defects could be changed for the better with the help of highly specialised surgery in the safety of their mother’s womb. WHO warns of Caesarean 'epidemic' According to the WHO, in a lot of developing and developed countries there is an epidemic of Caesarean sections, even when there is no medical need. Foetal faces react to mom's smoking 4-D scans show more foetal mouth movement and facial touching in cases where pregnant mothers smoke. “ Latest comment on Health24 Jason Davidson says... Damn that one chick looks quite hot, pity about the vrot leg though! Graphic images of "the deadliest drug in the world" ” Kate's struggle with extreme morning sickness The Duchess of Cambridge is pregnant with her second child and again suffering from Hyperemesis Gravidarum, an extreme form of morning sickness that plagued her pregnancy with Prince George. Kim Kardashian's next baby may be her last one Doctors have told Kim Kardashian that, should she and husband Kanye West be able to conceive another child, it would likely be their last as Kim has a life-threatening obstetric condition known as placenta accreta. Hospital sends miscarried babies to laundry by mistake Hospital officials are trying to determine how two miscarried babies wrapped in linen were inadvertently sent to a medical laundry company. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Is your baby dehydrated? How to tell. Taking charge of your health Man, take care of your health! Live healthier Too Tired? » 20 signs of burnout Staying active reduces stress 10 ways to have a healthier work day Why you're exhausted Lost your mojo? Here are 5 surprising energy drainers, plus the easy fixes that will help put the pep back in your step! Kick the habit » Cancer doesn't make smokers to quit Non-smokers don't use e-cigs Hookah contains benzene How South Africans quit smoking We asked ex-smokers to share their secrets to successfully quitting smoking. Find out how they managed to kick the habit.