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 Promoting a healthy lifestyle for Soweto's moms-to-be Pregnant moms who join prenatal classes benefit from peer support and shared experiences, while also keeping up to date with the best ways to raise healthy babies. 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 New blood test spots parasitic infection in pregnant women The transmission of the toxoplasmosis parasite puts the foetus at risk for severe birth defects and death. I became pregnant at 14 'Being a teenage parent is very difficult, and made me understand why some end up killing themselves.' 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. 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. 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. '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. 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. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know Tell-tale signs you need a mattress upgrade Keen to win a R2 000 voucher? Good health begins in your gastrointestinal tract Live healthier Gut health » Can't lose weight? Blame it on your gut Our nutrition experts weigh in on why gut health is such an important factor in weight loss, on World Obesity Day. Sleep better » Yes, there is such a thing as too much sleep A new study confirms that too little sleep can impair your brain, but interestingly, too much sleep is also a problem.