Pregnancy and Lactation Weekly Digest

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For the Week Ending September 1, 2019. 

Pregnant Women Should Not Smoke or Vape Marijuana

Dr. Jerome Adams, the surgeon general, said they may be unaware that modern crops pose greater health risks because of their potency. Read the article here.

Financial Steps to Take When You’re Pregnant

There is a lot of prep work to complete when you’re expecting a new baby. Expectant parents have a nursery to paint, strollers to buy, doctor’s appointments to attend and nannies to hire. But in addition to those tasks, experts say, newbie parents should be taking care of financial matters in the months leading up to a birth. Read more about it here.

A Woman With a Double Uterus Gives Birth to Twin Babies — 11 Weeks Apart

Liliya Konovalova gave birth to a premature girl named Liya on May 24, when she was 25 weeks pregnant. Little Liya weighed 1 pound, 13 ounces, the Daily Mail reports. But Konovalova has a condition known as uterine didelphys, which means that she has a double uterus, and she was also pregnant with Liya’s twin at the time. Read the Daily Mail article here.

The Life After Birth Project Is Celebrating Postpartum Bodies With 250 Photos From Real Women

Knix, Carriage House Birth and the Empowered Birth Project have partnered up to launch an exhibition of incredibly powerful photos that show what postpartum life is really like. See the photos on Instagram clicking here.

The most popular article in The Pulse this week was Babies Are at Highest Risk From Thirdhand Smoke. Read it here.

Diego Wyszynski
Dr. Diego Wyszynski is the Founder and CEO of Pregistry. He is an expert on the effects of medications and vaccines in pregnancy and lactation and an accomplished writer, having published 3 books with Oxford University Press and more than 70 articles in medical journals. In 2017, he was selected a TEDMED Research Scholar. Diego attended the University of Buenos Aires School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.

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