Pregnancy and Lactation Weekly Digest

For the Week Ending September 13, 2020. 

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

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It’s hot in Senegal, so chimps go into caves to beat the heat. But not all chimps; just mama chimps. They meet and nurse there–getting out of the sun helps them conserve water to make milk–and the little chimps get a cool playdate. Read more here.

This is important for you because everyone needs a cool place in the summer to hang out with their babies.

Goodnight Exomoon

Astronomer Kimberly Arcand had the idea for this parody of Goodnight Moon when her kids were little, but she only just published it now. Exomoons are the moons that orbit exoplanets–planets that exist outside of our solar system. The first one was visualized only about a year and a half ago. The story introduces kids to astronomy and the tools that astronomers use. Read more here.

This is important for you because it begins “In the great telescope room there was a telephone, an atmospheric balloon, and a picture of a satellite flying by the moon. . .”. How genius is that? 

Dangerous Insta-dad

Oh no that little girl’s gonna fall! And she shouldn’t be holding that knife!! Don’t panic; Stephen Crowley used the magic of Photoshop to post pictures in which it only looks like his baby daughter is in imminent danger. She isn’t really. See them here.

This is important for you because remember: pictures (of other people’s kids) on social media are NOT always what they seem.

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend

At the end of their new video, for the song “Wild,” the power couple are intimating that they are expecting their third child. Read more here.

This is important for you because it would be awesome if she goes back to modeling after having three babies!

The most popular article on The Pulse this week was Cyanosis During Pregnancy. 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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