Pregnancy and Lactation Weekly Digest

For the Week Ending June 27, 2021. 



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Joanna Griffiths, CEO of Canadian underwear company Knix Wear, just raised $53 million while pregnant with twins. She refused to work with any investors who so much as questioned her ability or decision to work while pregnant. Read more here.

This is important for you because she’s a rock star, and she’s right, and good for her.


An Israeli company just launched a Bluetooth enabled app to remind you not to leave your baby in the back seat of your sweltering car. Read more here.

This is important for you because sleep deprivation can make you do dangerous things you always swore you could never do…

Super mommies

Quanera Hayes’ son and Allyson Felix’s daughter celebrated when their moms qualified for the Olympics, and it’s pretty much the cutest thing ever. See them here.

This is important for you because mothers representing in the Olympics!!

Most popular baby names

The Social Security Administration just released their list of the most popular baby names of 2020. No surprises here: Olivia is number one for girls and Liam is number one for boys. Again. See the list here.

This is important for you because regardless of if you want to be conventional or decidedly un, this can help you out.

The most popular article on The Pulse this week was How Long Will Cloth Diapers Last? 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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