South Africa was one of only a dozen countries worldwide showing increased mortality from 1990 to 2009 for MDGs 4 (child survival) and 5 (maternal health).
Maternal mortality remains unacceptably high worldwide. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) approximately 800 women die daily from pregnancy- or childbirth-related complications around the world (WHO: Countdown to 2015 Report, Geneva, Switzerland).
Restrained resources in developing countries have prompted many African countries to use cellular telecommunication networks as an intervention to manage chronic diseases (Lester et al., 2010).
Smoking is bad for your health and it is bad for your baby.
Drinking alcohol while you are pregnant or breastfeeding can cause a lot of harm to your baby.
Breast milk contains nutrients which help newborns fight infection.
Too much sugar in your blood can be harmful to you and your baby.
Shortness of breath during pregnancy can potentially harm your unborn baby. If you are experiencing trouble breathing, contact your health care professional.
It is important to visit your antenatal clinic regularly during your pregnancy to have your blood pressure checked.
Nearly 40% of South African women living in poverty will experience some form of mental illness during pregnancy.