Home > Parenting > Pregnancy > News News All sections in Parenting » Child » Pregnancy Drinking alcohol during pregnancy common in England, Ireland and Australasia As many as four out of every five women in England, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand are drinking alcohol whilst pregnant. 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 Eating own placenta has no benefits for women Studies have shown no data to support the claim that eating one's placenta has any health benefits, as touted by stars like Kourtney Kardashian. First bit of ejaculate contains more sperm A Spanish study has found that ejaculate is divided into two quite different phases, aimed at achieving two equally important actions in terms of reproduction. Diet tips for pregnant moms – Part II DietDoc takes a look at some of the indicators of healthy nutrition during pregnancy and best practices that lead to greater success in achieving a healthy pre-pregnancy weight. 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. 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. “ Latest comment on Health24 Sipho Sbusiso Prince says... 'But, after two weeks of not moving at all the young men involved in the study lost 481.9 kg (17 ounces) of muscle, on average. Older men, on the other hand, lost about 255.1... Muscle strength fades after only two weeks' inactivity ” 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. 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. 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. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Keeping your skin soft, moisturised and winter-ready The health benefits of donating blood Hydration is vital all year round Momentum Health: an industry leader in healthcare Live healthier Up for grabs » Raw pet food a risky choice New finding on pet food scare Why do wet dogs stink? Win food for your pet Stand a chance of winning a lazy bed and new Hill’s Ideal Balance dog food! Cure your cough » Diagnosing a chronic cough The most abused over-the-counter drug in SA Five of the weirdest things to cause a cough Why are you coughing? A cough can be a symptom of a wide variety of different health conditions, ranging from a foreign body to infective diseases and even cancer.