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Pregnancy and Lactation Weekly Digest

For the Week Ending January 2, 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!

Click here to Register.

Dino embryo!

A fossilized, 70-million-year-old intact skeleton of a baby dinosaur has been found curled up inside its egg in China. This kind of finding is quite rare, and the skeleton’s pose reinforces the link between dinosaurs and modern-day birds. Read more here.

This is important for you because that baby you’re carrying is going to be obsessed with dinosaurs in about 4-5 years; may as well brush up on current research.

Acceptance Parenting

In the past, parents largely passed down their own dearly held traditions and values to guide who their children would become. But today’s parents are conditioned to accept whoever it is their children may become. Parenting today is really hard. Read more here.

This is important for you because “Like all forms of freedom, acceptance parenting makes life more, and not less, stressful.”

‘Insecure’ spoiler

At the end of HBO Max’s ‘Insecure’, Kelli is expecting her first child. Read more here.

This is important for you because if she can pull off being a mom anyone can.

Supply chain issues impact baby stuff, too

It’s annoying but doable to wait for certain things, but not for cribs, changing tables, strollers, and diaper genies. Parents want them when their baby is coming. Unfortunately, they can’t always get their stuff on time right now. Read more here.

This is important for you because order your gear as soon as you can!

The most popular article on The Pulse this week was COVID-19 Therapeutics in Pregnancy and Lactation: Corticosteroids. 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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