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Pregnancy and Lactation Weekly Digest

For the Week Ending March 6, 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

Baby Sleep Day

March 1 was apparently Baby Sleep Day. If only the babies knew about it. Read more here.

This is important for you because a good night’s sleep is important for everyone always.

Hopefully, you can keep working

The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act has been on the table since 2011. It would require employers to ensure that pregnant people could continue at their jobs, for example by providing them with a new uniform that fits. It now has bipartisan support, so hopefully it will become a law. Read more here.

This is important for you because it may allow you to keep your job.

COVID-19 infection can increase risk of pregnancy complications

A study of 2,400 pregnant women infected with COVID has shown that a severe bout of the disease can increase the risk of pregnancy complications like cesarean or preterm delivery, hypertensive disorders, and postpartum hemorrhage. Read more here.

This is important for you because get vaccinated if you haven’t already. 

Parent jargon

Pediatricians measure babies’ ages in months until they turn two to better track milestones, so parents do it too. Read more here.

This is important for you because yes, you will probably pick up this annoying verbal tic soon too.

Dr. Diego Wyszynski

This interview with Pregistry’s Founder and CEO highlights how he implemented his vision of generating a large platform for observational studies of how medications affect pregnancy so that every pregnant patient can be treated safely. Read it here.

This is important for you because by using Pregistry you are not only benefiting from our amazing resources, you are contributing to making the platform more accurate and informative for other pregnant people.

The most popular article on The Pulse this week was You Can Donate Blood Before Pregnancy and While Breastfeeding. Good 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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