Pregnancy and Lactation Weekly Digest

For the Week Ending August 2, 2020. 

Were you tested for COVID-19 during Pregnancy or at birth?

If you were, complete Pregistry’s survey and help other women who are pregnant or contemplating becoming pregnant.

A collaboration of Pregistry and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Click here to Register.

Black Midwives Matter

Jennie Joseph’s midwifery training school, common sense midwifery, is now the first accredited Black-owned midwifery training school in the United States. Read more here.

This is important for you because everyone deserves someone in the delivery room who gets them.

Expecting Amy

Amy Schumer deals with her pregnancy the way she deals with everything else in her body and her life: shamelessly and publicly. Read more about this HBO Max three part series here.

This is important for you because love her or hate her, Amy Schumer is always shocking–even when becoming a mom. And who doesn’t need something entertaining to watch these days?

ZooBorns: Motherly Love

These photos of (captive) mothers and offspring from different animal kingdoms capture why babies need us; for love, support, nurturing, guidance and protection. See some here.

This is important for you because this coffee table book could make a great baby gift if you have any pregnant friends!

Modern Family IRL

Jesse Tyler Ferguson and his husband, Justin Mikita, just had a baby boy; their first. His name is Beckett Mercer Ferguson-Mikita. Read more here.

This is important for you because there are a lot of good names in that family, for boys and girls, if you’re still looking…

The most popular article on The Pulse this week, by far, was When Is The Right Time To Have A Second Child? 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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