Pregnancy and Lactation Weekly Digest

For the Week Ending May 9, 2021. 

More than 12,000 pregnant and recently pregnant women are already participating. Help us understand the impact of COVID-19 on pregnancy and babies. Be a part of it!

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Brain cell bouquet

Embryonic stem cells that will eventually become the brain and spinal cord arrange themselves into flower-like patterns when they are grown in dishes. A picture of them just won London’s Institute of Cancer Research annual competition. See it and other gorgeous images here

This is important for you because science is real and can be beautiful, too.

Happy Mother’s Day!

Bookshop.org has a whole host of book recommendations for Mother’s Day. See them here.

This is important for you because what more could a mother want than some quiet time to herself to read a great book?

More expensive diapers

Kimberly-Clark, the company that makes Huggies and Pull-Ups, has faced increased costs during the pandemic. They are transferring those costs to shoppers, who will likely soon have to pay more for these products. Read more here.

This is important for you because supply chain disruptions are costly for everyone.

The Skimm on moms

The Skimm morning newsletter conducted a poll of mothers, especially millennial mothers, to see how we’ve fared this past year. The results are, not surprisingly, that… it’s been difficult. Read more here.

This is important for you because sometimes it helps to be reminded that it’s tough all over.

The most popular article on The Pulse this week, by more than double, was Expecting Twins: Do I need Two of Everything? Read it here.

Diana Gitig
Dr. Diana Gitig has a Ph.D. in cell biology and genetics from Cornell University, and has been writing about issues in biology – from molecular biology to cancer to immunology to neuroscience to nutrition to agriculture - for the past fifteen years. She has three teenaged children.

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