Pregnancy and Lactation Weekly Digest 

For the Week Ending March 22, 2020. 

Working from home

Hopefully, you are working from home. Probably, you will be doing so for some time. It is not that easy to do with babies and children around. Find some tips for how to cope here.

This is important for you because this is tough, but you can learn from those who have done it before. And if you generally employ a caregiver for your child that is now out of work, try to continue to pay them something if you can.

Labor Day

Women can swap labor stories all day long. Labor Day: Birth Stories for the Twenty-first Century: Thirty Artful, Unvarnished, Hilarious, Harrowing, Totally True Tales collects those from a bunch of memoirists into one volume. Read more here.

This is important for you because as crazy as your experience is–it is likely that someone out there had one crazier.


4moms, the company that makes the mamaRoo swing, has now introduced the mamaRoo bassinet. It claims to help babies fall asleep and stay asleep longer with motion and white noise that parents can control with an app. Read more here.

This is important for you because babies who don’t sleep are the worst.

The most popular article on The Pulse this week, by a ton, was Why You Should Not Use A Hand Sanitizer During  Pregnancy. Use soap and water, and 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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