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 This common chemical may be tied to language delay in kids Researchers found that the risk for language delay was higher among children whose mothers had higher exposure to common chemicals called phthalates. 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 Take at least a year between pregnancies, new research says Research says that women should wait a year or more between having babies, to reduce health risks to themselves and their infants. Older dads raise risk of birth complications, infant health problems Having a baby is a 'team sport' and when thinking about fertility, one shouldn't forget about the father. 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. I became pregnant at 14 'Being a teenage parent is very difficult, and made me understand why some end up killing themselves.' '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. 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. 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. 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 Smoking dangers » Hubbly hooking lots of young adults on tobacco Hookah smokers are inhaling benzene Many young adults misinformed about hookahs Hookah pipes far from harmless, study warns In addition to toxic substances from tobacco and nicotine, hookah smoke exposes users to charcoal combustion products, including large amounts of carbon monoxide. Managing incontinence » 5 avoidable triggers that can make urinary incontinence worse Urinary incontinence is a manageable condition – here are a few common triggers of urinary leakage.