COVID-19 Vaccines International Pregnancy Exposure Registry (C-VIPER)
More than 8,000 pregnant vaccinated women are already participating in our survey.
Help us understand the impact of COVID-19 vaccines on pregnancy and babies. Be a part of it!
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Black Maternal Health Week
President Biden and Vice President Harris support Black Maternal Health Week, this year between April 11 and April 17, for the second year in a row. They plan to “expand and diversify the maternal health workforce, improve maternal mental health treatment, bolster community-based programs, train providers, enhance research, and ensure that maternal care is better coordinated.” Read their proclamation here .
This is important for you because, as the proclamation states, “The inequities that Black mothers face are not isolated incidents but, rather, the byproduct of systemic racism in our society that has festered for far too long.”
The baby name expert
For 10 grand, Sophie Kihm will be your name consultant throughout your pregnancy. For 50 bucks, she’ll offer you one name. And for $49, she’ll help you (and your partner?) decide between the two you’ve already picked out. Read more here and find her here .
This is important for you because your kid is going to need a name.
She did it again
Now that Britney Spears no longer has to have an IUD against her will, she’s pregnant! Read more here .
This is important for you because good for her.
Abbot has recalled some baby formulas. Certain retailers are completely out of stock, and others–like Walmart–are limiting purchases. Read more here .
This is important for you because breast is best, if you can – for many reasons. The most popular article on The Pulse this week was No Link Between COVID-19 Vaccine and Preterm Birth . Read it here .