Pregnancy and Lactation Weekly Digest

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For the Week Ending June 14, 2020. 

Harvard University and Pregistry team up and you can help!

8,000 women in 65 countries already completed this short and anonymous survey. Have you? Don’t miss this opportunity to help other pregnant and recently pregnant moms around the world! Click here.

Black babies matter

Babynames.com put a list of black people killed by police on their homepage, reminding us to say their names and that each of them matters. See it here.

This is important for you because it’s important. For everyone. For the future of our country and society.

Grandparents and COVID-19

People of different generations and worldviews are handling the COVID pandemic and its attendant social-distancing guidelines differently… and grandparents might not be being quite as careful and vigilant as you’d like. If that’s the case, you can absolutely stand your ground and prevent them from seeing your baby if that’s what you feel is necessary to keep your family safe. Read more here.

This is important for you because these are really tough times for everyone, and everyone is handling them differently. Your number one job right now is to keep your baby safe, even if that means hurting some feelings.

Silver lining

Yes, working from home with kids around is really hard. But one benefit is that they get to see what you do–and they may even develop a new found appreciation for it. Read more here.

This is important for you because now that keeping your work self separate from your home/ parent self is no longer possible, we can reassess whether it was even a good idea in the first place.

Baby koala

A wildlife park in Australia got their first baby koala since their horrible fires last year. Her name’s Ash. Read more, and see adorable pictures and videos, here.

This is important for you because it’s a baby koala!!

The most popular article on The Pulse this week was The Effects of COVID-19 on the Placenta. 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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