Pregnancy and Lactation Weekly Digest

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For the Week Ending August 27, 2017.

Woman kicked out of school for 1938 pregnancy gets diploma

A Michigan woman has received her high school diploma eight decades after being kicked out of school for being pregnant. Iris Weatherwax, 97, was given an honorary diploma, cap and gown on Wednesday, The Flint Journal reported. She said receiving the diploma was wonderful. Read more about it here.

For pregnancy or profit: Motive for undergoing IVF may alter the experience

A new study compares the physical, emotional, and cognitive experiences of women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) either to become pregnant or to donate their eggs for money. The researchers found that there is a direct correlation between the intensity of a woman’s bodily experience and her reason for harvesting eggs. Read the full story here.

Pregnant transman will raise baby as gender fluid – with the help of two mothers

A transman, who is eight months pregnant, has revealed that he is planning to raise his unborn child as non-binary – meaning the baby will fall outside of the definitions of male or female – with the help of two women. Read the story here.

Mothers’ flu vaccination in pregnancy protects newborns, even the second time around

Infants of mothers who received the flu vaccine during pregnancy have similarly strong levels of antibodies against the flu, regardless of whether their mothers had been vaccinated in the previous year, before their pregnancy, or not, found new research. Read more about it here.

The most popular article on The Pulse this week, in timely fashion, was How Long Will It Take to Recover From a C-Section? Read this very interesting article here.

Diego Wyszynski
Dr. Diego Wyszynski is the Founder and CEO of Pregistry. He is an expert on the effects of medications and vaccines in pregnancy and lactation and an accomplished writer, having published 3 books with Oxford University Press and more than 70 articles in medical journals. In 2017, he was selected a TEDMED Research Scholar. Diego attended the University of Buenos Aires School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.

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