Home > Parenting > Pregnancy > News News All sections in Parenting » Child » Pregnancy 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. 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 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. 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. 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. 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. “ Latest comment on Health24 Moi says... Exactly. Your average joe trying his best to earn a living is the one that is going to suffer as a result of this idiots comments. Claims of faeces and semen in Spur, Wimpy food ” 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. 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. 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 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. Vitamin wise » Vitamins for HIV What to eat for vitamin B? Cut down on vitamins All you need to know about vitamins Find out which vitamin to use for which condition. Ask our Vitamin expert.