Pregnancy and Lactation Weekly Digest

For the Week Ending December 25, 2022. 

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

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

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Merry Christmas!

Two dads, one kid

Two male mice are the sole biological parents of a baby. The technique relies on a synthesized egg cell, so any two parents can be chosen, regardless of the parents’ sexes and genders. Read more here

This is important for you because if this technology is translated to human cells, would the resulting person be human?

In the Womb: Animal Babies

Watch fetal development across the animal kingdom in this National Geographic show. Read more here.

This is important for you because however it takes place, this process is remarkable.

Work, Parent, Thrive

Yael Schonbrun is a clinical psychologist who was shocked at how hard it was when she became a working parent. In this book, she decided to focus on how these two realms of adult life can enhance each other, rather than always being at odds. Read more here.

This is important for you because if her new book can help you do everything in its title better,  then really what more could you ask for?


Black women in the US are three times as likely to die from childbirth complications than white women. New work suggests that part of this enormous and horrifying discrepancy may be because they are less likely to get anesthesia. Read more here.

This is important for you because just as with any diagnosis, as terrible as this news is, at least it provides a way of starting to fix the problem.

The most popular article on The Pulse this week was Endometriosis: What You Need to Know. 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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