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 Could dad-to-be's health affect his newborn's health? A new study suggests a father's health before conception should be considered because it could affect the outcome of the pregnancy for both mother and child. 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 Vitamin D in pregnancy doesn't curb kids' asthma Although a study failed to show that prenatal vitamin D supplementation prevents the development of asthma, it may have delayed the onset of the condition. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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? 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%. Marijuana is bad news for baby during pregnancy How regular marijuana use during pregnancy could cause a host of problems. 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.