Pregistry Newsletter- August 10, 2021

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FACT OR MYTH

DO MONITORS PREVENT INFANT DEATH AFTER AN UNEXPLAINED EVENT?

It’s the scenario no parent ever wants to experience. A baby that’s been perfectly healthy seems to stop breathing for….what seems like forever. In addition, he looks a little blue. 911 is called; perhaps the parents know CPR and begin that activity. In any case, by the time emergency medical help arrives, the baby looks perfectly fine. He’s transferred to the hospital—probably one with a specialized pediatric unit. Read the full article here!

EXPERT REPORT

EXERCISING DURING PREGNANCY

Social distancing and isolation are hard for everyone. Being pregnant while being coupled up at home is difficult not only for your mental health as a pregnant woman but for your physical health as well. In order to keep regular blood flow and maintain healthy muscles and balance, it is suggested that pregnant women exercise and stretch regularly- this healthy lifestyle is difficult to maintain while exclusively at home. Read our blogs on The Pulse here and here, and available now, our extensive Expert Report written by one of our doctors!

LAST WEEK’S TOP BLOG

HOW MISSING PRESCHOOL DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC AFFECTED KIDS

High quality daycare and preschool can be a huge benefit to kids, exposing their immune system to lots of challenges, and facilitating their verbal, emotional, physical, and social development. But what happens when daycares and preschools shut down, as they did during the early parts of the COVID-19 pandemic? Read the full article here!

PREGISTRY COMMUNITY 

SOCIAL FORUMS 

The Pregistry website has many useful tools to help you during your pregnancy. One example is our Social Forums. This is your place to interact with fellow pregnant women, friends, health care professionals, and Pregistry staff. Most forums are public and open to all, others are private to protect your confidentiality and to provide you with a safe environment to ask and discuss any issues that are important to you. Learn more here!

Pregistry’s vision is a world in which all pregnant women and their health care providers have the accurate information they need to successfully treat medical conditions that occur during pregnancy and ensure the best health outcomes for mothers and their babies. 

Sarita Balaban
Sarita Balaban is an undergraduate student at Touro College Los Angeles. As a Digital Marketing Associate, Sarita edits Pregistry's weekly newsletter and designs images for our social medial channels.

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