Pregnancy and Lactation Weekly Digest

For the Week Ending November 20, 2022. 

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!

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And How Are The Children?

Marjorie Margolies broke many glass ceilings; as a journalist, congresswoman, and the first American single mother to adopt internationally. In this memoir she recounts her life raising eleven children. Read more here.

This is important for you because your brood may be a handful, but probably nothing like this.

Good Inside

Dr. Becky Kennedy is a clinical psychologist, mom of three, and Instagram parenting guru. She just released a book, Good Inside, named for her podcast “Good Inside with Dr. Becky.” She mainly gives practical guidance on how to keep your cool when your kid is being frustrating as all get out. Read more here.

This is important for you because every parent needs tips on how to stay calm.

Prenatal growth rates

Human fetuses grow faster in the womb than other primate fetuses. The divergence started after the human lineage split off from chimpanzees, around 5-6 million years ago. The researchers who discovered this suggest that it could play a role in our unique evolutionary history. Read more here.

This is important for you because if you think that kid is growing fast now, just wait until they get out!

Definitely the right names

Mom-to-be goes into labor, with names already chosen for the twin girls she’s about to bear. Mom-to-be gets assigned two labor and delivery nurses. Guess what their names are? Read more here.

This is important for you because coincidences can be spooky, but this one was sweet.

The most popular article on The Pulse this week was How to Avoid a Strained Muscle 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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