Stress during pregnancy can make exposure to smoking and air pollution worse

2017-07-17 12:53

Researchers found that several common toxic chemicals had a much greater impact on pregnant women if they had high levels of stress.

WATCH: Pregnant women 'runs' down thief in parking lot

2017-06-30 11:23

A video captures the moment a pregnant women runs down a thief with her SUV in a mall parking lot.

Global warming may increase gestational diabetes

2017-05-18 08:46

A study indicates that changes in temperature may only lead to a small increase in the risk of diabetes during pregnancy, but the number of women affected may be substantial.

Epilepsy drug behind over 4 000 severe birth defects

2017-04-21 14:55

The risk of birth defects associated with the epilepsy medication valproate has been known since the 1980s.

Big drop in 2016 school pregnancies - Motshekga

2017-03-23 17:03

Thousands of primary and high school pupils fewer became pregnant in 2016, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has said in response to a parliamentary question.

Can obesity in pregnancy raise cerebral palsy risk in kids?

2017-03-10 08:38

Women who are overweight or obese during pregnancy may be increasing their chances of having a baby with cerebral palsy, a new study suggests.

7 superfoods to help you during pregnancy

2017-02-17 10:52

Include these seven foods in your diet during pregnancy to help give your baby the best start to life.

Pregnancy may be bad for your heart

2017-02-03 14:10

Two new studies suggest that something about pregnancy might predispose women toward atrial fibrillation.

Overweight link between mom and baby may be genetic

2017-01-25 11:00

New research indicates that overweight women are unlikely to have an effect on their future kids' weight by dropping their own weight before getting pregnant.

Sick and tired? Power through the first trimester

2017-01-03 12:26

Ladies, cancel your manicures, because this just got real. As you have discovered, pregnancy is not for sissies. You’re exhausted from baking a human, your hormones are racing, you’re puking, you’re grumpy, you’re tearful… and you’re terrified


Most couples do not get divorced after infertility struggles

2017-07-11 09:47

A study found that couples who seek in vitro fertilisation are not at greater risk of divorce.

Zika may cause eye problems in foetuses

2017-05-29 10:01

Based on monkey studies, scientists believe the Zika virus may cause more problems in human pregnancies than previously believed.

Woman gives birth in street after sent home from clinic

2017-05-02 13:38

A pregnant woman with severe stomach pains was sent away by the Dan Clinic just outside Tzaneen without being checked.

6 of the weirdest pregnancy stock images to ever exist

2017-03-29 11:52

We take a trip down the weird and often disturbing road of stock photography.

How unusual: four SA sisters are pregnant at the same time!

2017-03-16 12:23

What are the chances of all four sisters being pregnant at the same time and welcoming a new addition to each of their families within months of each other?

We're celebrating Pregnancy Education Week!

2017-02-17 15:44

From 18 to 26 February 2017 the maternity world is focused on encouraging woman and their partners to educate themselves about healthy pregnancies and birth. This year, the theme is The Perfect Dance of Birth Hormones.

Aspirin may help prevent miscarriages

2017-02-10 15:16

Taking a daily aspirin seemed to help women with high levels of inflammation prevent recurring miscarriages, a new study found.

Did Beyoncé’s age increase her chances of having twins?

2017-02-03 10:00

Beyoncé took to Instagram this week to announce that she and husband Jay Z are expecting twins. Can age increase your chance of conceiving twins naturally?

Women with heart defects can have successful pregnancies

2017-01-13 10:50

Recent studies have shown that when women with congenital heart defects work with an experienced team of health care providers, they can have healthy pregnancies.

A pregnant girl's guide to travel

2016-12-22 10:26

Whether you’re going on holiday via air, land or seathis summer, travelling while pregnant comes with a lot of extra planning. Don’t leave home without knowing this important info

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