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Most popular baby names
Every year, the Social Security Administration releases a list of the previous year’s most popular baby names. Parents were feeling pretty nostalgic in 2021, opting for old fashioned names like Sophia and Elijah. See the list here .
This is important for you because kid’s gonna need a name.
Looking at EVs to insure successful IVF
Extracellular vesicles (EVs) are membrane-enclosed sacs that contain biological materials like proteins and nucleic acids. Researchers have found that examining EVs from the reproductive tissues of potential moms and dads can help them decide which embryos may be best for implantation. Read more here .
This is important for you because new tools are always welcome in diagnostic procedures.
The US has no national policy for paid family leave. As a result, far too many moms–especially from minority communities– have to work solely to pay childcare costs, or they have to give up any academic and career ambitions they may have had in order to care for their kids on their own. Frankie Heyward, a postdoc studying neuro-epigenetics, got so fed up with this ridiculous situation that she started a crowdfunding initiative in February to help offset childcare costs for Black early-career scholars. Read more here .
This is important for you because it’s pathetic. Seriously.
No more room
Since giving birth, Jessi Klein has had to jettison a number of thoughts, feelings, and experiences she formerly valued. Like brunch out. Read more here .
This is important for you because yes, you will have to give things up. But like Jessi Klein, you will probably be too tired to care. The most popular article on The Pulse this week was Preeclampsia: A Pregnancy Complication that Puts Mothers at Risk of a Later Stroke . Read it here .