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 Could excessive fluoride consumption during pregnancy lower your baby's IQ? Fluoride crosses the placenta, and lab studies have shown that the mineral accumulates in brain regions involved in memory and learning. 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 Few pregnant women get the right amount of nutrients A new study found that while many pregnant women aren't getting enough vitamins and minerals, some are taking too much, and almost all are eating too much salt. How bad is it to drink coffee while you’re pregnant? Hang on before that refill... 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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.