Pregnancy and Lactation Weekly Digest

For the Week Ending August 9, 2020

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

If yes, 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.

Just because you’re a parent doesn’t mean you’re a grownup

Parenting changes you, for sure. But personality tests indicate that it doesn’t necessarily make you more mature. Sorry. Read more here.

This is important for you because now you don’t have to feel guilty about playing with your kids’ toys.


Move over, BBC Dad. Dr. Clare Wenham, an assistant professor of global health policy at the London School of Economics, was being interviewed about the ramifications and challenges of lockdown when her daughter Scarlett decided to demonstrate some firsthand. Read more here.

This is important for you because working from home may be here to stay, but that doesn’t mean it’s getting easier.

The Album

Hip hop star Teyana Taylor’s new album starts with her husband announcing the birth of their first baby, a girl–in real time. The baby was born early, but she’s a healthy four-year-old now. Teyana’s pregnant again, so maybe we’ll get to hear the birth of her next one on a future track. Read more here.

This is important for you because just listen. 

New York-Presbyterian Alexandra Cohen Hospital for Women and Newborns

This hospital exclusively for pregnant women and babies opened this week in New York City. It anticipates hosting seven thousand births a year, with each woman getting her own room. Read more here.

This is important for you because it is a dedicated space for birthing, yet has all the amenities of a modern hospital.

The most popular article on The Pulse this week was Why Pregnancy Causes Sciatica and What to do about It. 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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