Pregnancy and Lactation Weekly Digest

For the Week Ending January 23, 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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Texas law talks about women, but threatens transgender people too

Although they are not named, pregnant men can’t get abortions either. Read more here.

This is important for you because “For these communities already familiar with discrimination in their daily lives, the stigma around being a pregnant, transgender person could affect everything from their safety and financial stability to their mental and physical health.”

Please get vaccinated

COVID-19 vaccines reduce your risk of getting COVID-19. After about two years of COVID-19 and one year of COVID-19 vaccines, the data couldn’t be clearer: COVID-19 vaccines are safe during pregnancy. COVID-19 is decidedly not. Read more here.

This is important for you because getting a COVID-19 vaccine is imperative to keep you and your baby safe right now. Make sure you get one, and tell your friends.

Watching kids TV 

Although you may watch a lot of kids TV with your kids, and even enjoy it, bear in mind that it is not designed for you. Read more here.

This is important for you because Elmo raises a valuable point……..

Measuring the pandemic baby bust

Sixty thousand fewer babies were born than usual over a six month span from late 2020 to early 2021, reflecting sixty thousand conceptions that did not happen as planned in early 2020. Read more here.

This is important for you because, as may be apparent, “‘Uncertainty is not good for fertility,’ said Phillip Levine, a professor of economics at Wellesley College and co-author of the report.”

The most popular article on The Pulse this week was the Pregnancy and Lactation Weekly Digest! 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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