Home > Parenting > Pregnancy > 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 Do boys born to obese mothers have ‘worse motor skills and lower IQ scores’? Women who are overweight during pregnancy are advised to consume a well-balanced diet that consists of plenty of fruits, vegetables, fish oils and appropriate supplements. 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 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. Many moms-to-be turn to their moms first for medical advice While many moms-to-be take note of what their doctors are advising, they turn to their own moms for medical advice first. Devices set to benefit pregnant women and babies Sinapi Biomedical created the Uterine Balloon Tamponade to prevent postpartum haemorrhage (PPH), and the feeding cup to support breastfeeding. Give newborn to mom right away – after moving the electrodes When newly delivered babies come into contact with electrodes on their mothers' skin after C-section surgery, it may cause false alarms. C-section delivery might alter newborn's 'microbiome' A new study discovered that the mode of delivery had a great impact on the gut bacteria of newborn babies, with transmission of bacteria from mother to baby occurring during vaginal birth. Umbilical cord 'milking' procedure dangerous for preemies A study found that the rate of severe brain bleeding was significantly higher among babies who had cord milking versus those who had delayed clamping. Are high lead levels in pregnancy linked to obesity in kids years later? Researchers found that children whose moms had high levels of lead were four times more likely to be overweight or obese than those born to moms with low lead levels. How stress in pregnancy may affect preterm delivery risk and baby's sex A study found that women with either physical or psychological stress were more likely to have a girl. 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.