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

The journey to an absolute miracle - Emma

2016-12-19 12:27

A Parent24 reader shares her incredible experience with having a baby much later in life.

Exhausted all the time?

2016-12-08 10:56

Sure you are, you are growing a baby after all. Know what's normal and how to fight fatigue.

Pregnancy loss may cause PTSD

2016-11-07 09:52

A British study found that a high number of women experienced symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder after early pregnancy loss.


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

Pregnancy after 35

2016-12-15 10:15

Embarking on a baby-making journey later on in life? Here’s all you need to know

Self-harm the major cause of death during pregnancy in Colorado

2016-11-09 11:57

According to researchers, self-harm is the most common cause of maternal deaths in the American state of Colorado – ahead of car accidents, medical conditions and homicide.

Start your pregnancy right: A guide to the first 3 months

2016-11-02 14:22

Many women don't know they're pregnant until well into the first trimester. But so much is happening to your body and to your growing baby in these first twelve weeks.

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