Home > Parenting > Pregnancy > Nutrition Nutrition All sections in Parenting » Child » Pregnancy » Fertility » Baby » Child Nutrition » Body » Home » First Year » Multimedia » Birth » Pregnancy nutrition » Pregnancy week-by-week » Kindergesondheid Can obesity in pregnancy raise cerebral palsy risk in kids? Women who are overweight or obese during pregnancy may be increasing their chances of having a baby with cerebral palsy, a new study suggests. 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 Aspirin may help prevent miscarriages Taking a daily aspirin seemed to help women with high levels of inflammation prevent recurring miscarriages, a new study found. Overweight a problem for pregnancy before conception A study found little benefit in helping women limit weight gain during pregnancy, suggesting that the effect of obesity on pregnancy may begin long before conception. Weight-loss surgery may reduce pregnancy complications A study suggests that women who undergo weight-loss surgery procedures before pregnancy are less likely to need Caesarean deliveries than obese women. SA breast milk bank saves premature baby A baby weighing a mere 1.2 kilos was unable to ingest formula, so the mother opted for breast milk donated by anonymous women. Healthy lifestyle can lower risk of gestational diabetes Controlling weight with regular exercise and dieting during early pregnancy can lower mothers' risk of developing diabetes before birth. Fat in pregnant women's diet affects babies' gut microbes A study found that gut microbiomes of babies born to mothers who ate a high-fat diet during pregnancy differed from those of babies whose mothers who did not. Caffeine in pregnancy may not harm baby's IQ IQ and behavioural assessments found no evidence that mothers' caffeine consumption during pregnancy had any effect on their offspring. The dangers of alcohol during pregnancy If you're trying to fall pregnant, you should avoid drinking any alcohol as even a small amount can be dangerous to your unborn child. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Fill in our quick and easy survey and stand a chance of winning a R2000 voucher! R2000 Skin Renewal online store voucher up for grabs! Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know 8 strategies for treating both your bladder problems and your depression Live healthier Would you? » SEE: Smoking triples your risk of developing this disease Vaping leads to 'real' smoking by teens Would you quit smoking for money? Smokers who are offered cash incentives are far more likely to give up cigarettes than those who are simply offered tips on how to quit, a study found. Battle through... » 5 ways to boost your immune system in summer 4 reasons your muscles are cramping up Common cold: should you sweat it out? When you’re feeling sick, what kind of exercise, if any, should you be doing?