Pregnancy and Lactation Weekly Digest

For the Week Ending September 26, 2021. 

COVID-19 Vaccines International Pregnancy Exposure Registry (C-VIPER)

More than 8,000 pregnant vaccinated women are already participating in our survey.

Help us understand the impact of COVID-19 vaccines on pregnancy and babies. Be a part of it!

Click here to Register.

No vaccines means no babies

Hospital workers are quitting because they don’t want to get COVID vaccines, and hospitals without workers must eliminate services- like childbirth. Read more here.

This is important for you because the virus has already done plenty of harm to humanity and our societies. But humanity is doing plenty of harm to itself.

Where do (dinosaur) babies come from?

Dinosaurs must have mated… but we can’t figure out exactly how. Read more here.

This is important for you because mystery is a key part of romance, after all.

Racial disparities in reproductive health

“Black ob-gyn leaders are among those hoping to move beyond identifying systemic racism as the cause of these disparities to improving the lives and lifespans of Black people… [they] are focused not only on research to improve outcomes and lifespans, but finding ways to address subtle, yet pervasive racism.”

Read more here.

This is important for you because these inequalities are intolerable.

My Everything

In her bestselling parenting book, Einat Nathan describes babies as “tourists in a country where they don’t understand the language, not even the noises or the lights.” Maybe that will make you a touch more sympathetic during the next crying fit. Read more here.

This is important for you because her poignant essays cover every aspect of parenting–the anxieties and the annoyances as well as the joys–and offer advice on how to make sure your baby grows into a functional adult you will like and be proud of.

The most popular article on The Pulse this week was Vaccine Boosters: A Tutorial for New Parents. Red 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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