Home > Parenting > Pregnancy > News News All sections in Parenting » Child » Pregnancy » Fertility » Baby » Child Nutrition » Body » Home » First Year » Multimedia » Birth » Pregnancy nutrition » Pregnancy week-by-week » Kindergesondheid Study reveals shocking new findings on drinking, smoking during pregnancy A new study shows that drinking alcohol and smoking while pregnant is more deadly than previously thought. ASK The Paediatrician » Follow Health24 on Facebook » Quiz Are you ready for a baby? » Subscribe Parenting newsletter » How a woman's body changes during pregnancy Foetal development 'I've lost 2 babies, but it's not because I drink alcohol during my pregnancies' According to a recent World Health Organization report, South African women top the list of heavy consumers of alcohol among females in Africa. Dirty air in pregnancy may raise baby's blood pressure risk According to a study, children exposed to high levels of 'fine-particulate air pollution' in late pregnancy were more likely to have high blood pressure. Only 7% of SA health facilities provide abortions Less than one in 10 of South African public health facilities offers women access to their legally-entrenched right to terminate their pregnancies. Popular morning sickness drug might not work In a study there was a very small difference in the severity of morning sickness between the women who got a placebo and the women who got the drug Diclegis. How pregnancy can make you absent minded and forgetful Pregnancy brain, also called momnesia or pregnesia, is the forgetfulness and brain fog many pregnant women experience. HIV drug appears safe during pregnancy A study found no difference in the risk for serious complications among pregnant women who received antivirals and those who didn't. 7 famous people who were born prematurely Here are seven well-known people who overcame the challenges of preterm birth to become famous in a variety of fields. Myth debunked: epidurals do not prolong labour In a study, a group of women on epidural and a group on placebo had no different outcomes. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Tell-tale signs you need a mattress upgrade Keen to win a R2 000 voucher? Good health begins in your gastrointestinal tract ACC 200 works fast to break down mucus Live healthier Your hearing » Are you going deaf or do you just need to unblock your ears? 4 foods that can improve your hearing Healthy eating may protect your hearing Watching what you eat can improve the quality of your hearing and reduce your risk of hearing loss. Quit smoking » Tougher anti-tobacco laws in the pipeline Bad news, smokers: It's going to be more inconvenient to smoke This is why many SA smokers quit – Health24 survey After running our survey for several weeks, the results are in – and they reveal interesting information about smoking and tobacco use in South Africa.