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21 days ago
Women should be warned about dangers of natural childbirth
Women should be warned about dangers of natural childbirth

The Supreme Court rewarded a woman won £5.2 million after her son Sam was severely brain-damaged during natural childbirth.

23 days ago
Lying on back after sex doesn’t raise chance of conceiving
Lying on back after sex doesn’t raise chance of conceiving

Studies found little difference in conception rates between women who rested after sex or who got up immediately.

24 days ago
What the Pregnancy bump really reveals
What the Pregnancy bump really reveals

We now know what the size and shape of the pregnancy bump really reveals about mum and baby.

36 days ago
Can women over 40 ‘Botox’ their ovaries?
Can women over 40 ‘Botox’ their ovaries?

Women who look youthful into their 40s need to be warned they cannot ‘Botox their ovaries’.

37 days ago
Doctors urged to prescribe drugs for morning sickness
Doctors urged to prescribe drugs for morning sickness

Women with morning sickness are to be routinely prescribed drugs by GPs rather than being dismissed and left to suffer in silence.

49 days ago
'Major advance' in 3-parent baby research
'Major advance' in 3-parent baby research

"Three-parent babies" could soon be a reality in the UK, scientists have announced.

52 days ago
Want a clever kid? Eat fruit, lots of it
Want a clever kid? Eat fruit, lots of it

Child development experts in Canada tested 808 one-year-olds whose expectant mothers recorded their daily food intake.

59 days ago
How child obesity is triggered in womb
How child obesity is triggered in womb

Babies born to women with a common form of temporary diabetes, that occurs in pregnancy, gain weight early on in life, say scientists.

20 May '16, 08:42am
Pregnant and depressed? Get help!
Pregnant and depressed? Get help!

A UCT project recommends that moms-to-be should be tested for depression and anxiety, writes Nontando Mposo.

12 May '16, 4:00pm
Caution urged on folic acid study
Caution urged on folic acid study

New research suggests that too much folic acid may raise the risk of autism - but other experts are sceptical.

05 May '16, 08:54am
Scientists grow 13-day embryo
Scientists grow 13-day embryo

A human embryo has been grown in a laboratory for twice the length of time than was previously possible.

03 May '16, 08:48am
Zika defects could be tip of iceberg
Zika defects could be tip of iceberg

The consequences of the Zika virus could be far worse than previously thought, scientists in the US and Brazil say.

28 Apr '16, 10:49am
Learn about pregnancy with Patrick Holford
Learn about pregnancy with Patrick Holford

Patrick Holford, international health and nutrition expert, will be hosting a pregnancy seminar in Cape Town.

18 Apr '16, 08:47am
Why pregnant smokers can’t quit
Why pregnant smokers can’t quit

A study shows that nearly 90 percent of pregnant smokers were still using cigarettes when their babies were born.

14 Apr '16, 08:43am
Zika does cause birth defects - US
Zika does cause birth defects - US

Health officials in the US say there is no longer any doubt that the Zika virus causes babies to be born with brain defects.