Home > Parenting > News News All sections in Parenting » Child » Pregnancy » Fertility » Baby » Child Nutrition » Body » Home » First Year » Multimedia » Birth » Pregnancy nutrition » Pregnancy week-by-week » Kindergesondheid How mom-to-be's cosmetics chemicals could lead to heavier baby A number of studies have suggested that parabens mimic oestrogens in the body and may disrupt the normal function of hormones. ASK The Paediatrician » Follow Health24 on Facebook » Quiz Are you ready for a baby? » Subscribe Parenting newsletter » How to stimulate your baby How to massage a new baby Pregnant moms who smoke, drink put babies at risk of SIDS The findings of a new study suggest that mothers-to-be's combined exposures to alcohol and tobacco have a synergistic effect on SIDS risk. General anaesthesia boosts postpartum depression risk after C-section Why could general anaesthesia for C-section deliveries put women at a higher risk of postpartum depression? Everything you need to know before doing intermittent fasting while pregnant Gaining, not losing, the right amount of weight may actually be the right thing for your health. How low-dose aspirin could help prevent preterm births A trial, run in six lower-income countries, found that giving first-time mothers a daily low-dose aspirin reduced their risk of preterm birth by more than 10%. Many moms-to-be are stressed, and it might affect baby's brain A new study found that on average, mothers' mental health symptoms correlated with differences in foetal brain structure and chemistry. Many parents not following safe-sleep advice for babies Why are many parents not doing everything they can to make sure their babies can sleep safely? What parents can do to prevent teens from driving drunk Could parents' attitude towards drinking reduce their teens' future risk of impaired driving? What parents overlook when their teen is a heavy gamer Many parents of frequent gamers underestimate the amount of time their teenager spends playing video games. How puberty starts a year earlier for girls now than in the 1970s Early menstrual bleeding – the last clinical sign of puberty for women – is associated with a higher risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease and allergies. When it comes to classroom performance, praising kids is a powerful tool If teachers sang their kids' praises more than reprimanding them, could it have a positive effect on their focus and concentration levels? Marijuana is bad news for baby during pregnancy How regular marijuana use during pregnancy could cause a host of problems. Fish oil supplements might help men become dads There's reason to believe that the omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil have a direct effect on sperm count and testosterone levels, How mom-to-be's worry over birth defects can harm baby Researchers are alarmed by the high percentage of pregnant women with a diagnosis of a major foetal heart problem who test positive for stress, anxiety and depression. Male fertility supplements fail to deliver According to researchers, zinc and folic acid supplements don't improve pregnancy rates, sperm counts or sperm function. load more articles advertisement Live healthier Lifestyle » E-cigarettes: Here are five things to know E-cigarettes have become hugely popular in the past decade, but a rash of vaping-linked deaths and illnesses in the US is feeding caution about a product that's already banned in some places. Allergy » Ditch the itch: Researchers find new drug to fight hives A new drug works by targeting an immune system antibody called immunoglobulin E, which is responsible for the allergic reaction that causes hives.