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 WIN a R2 000 beauty voucher! Understanding diabetes self-management Fed up with the Phlemings? Let’s chat diabetes and erectile dysfunction Live healthier FYI » When the flu turns deadly Why the flu makes you feel so miserable Could a deadly flu strain hit SA this winter? Following an intense flu season in the US and UK, should we be worried about our own upcoming flu season? Alcohol and acne » Dagga vs alcohol: Which is worse? SEE: Why you are drinking more alcohol than you realise Does alcohol cause acne? Some foods can be a trigger for acne, but what about alcohol? Dermatologist Dr Nerissa Moodley weighs in.