Pregnancy and Lactation Weekly Digest

For the Week Ending July 28, 2019. 

A little angel

Michael Sheen – who just brilliantly played the angel Aziraphel in Amazon Prime’s adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Good Omens – is expecting a little angel of his own. Read more here.

This is important for you because the show’s pretty good. Check it out.

Jasper Clinton

And Chelsea Clinton just had her third baby. Read more here.

This is important for you because like most celebrity births – it’s not. Still, it’s nice for Hillary; she could probably still do with some good news. 

No more solitary confinement

Pregnant women and children in prison in New Mexico can no longer be placed in solitary confinement. That’s right – until now they could. Read more here. On a related topic, read our article Giving Birth In Jail.

This is important for you because solitary confinement is a form of torture; it can make people’s minds crack. Children should certainly never be held in such a state.

Postpartum violence

This South Carolina deputy beat up his girlfriend – who became his wife – both times she was pregnant. According to Dr. Jennifer Gunter, pregnancy and the postpartum period increase the risk of intimate partner violence. Read more here.

This is important for you because if you are in an abusive relationship, please try to get help. The National Domestic Violence Hotline can help victims and survivors of domestic violence. Call 1-800-799-7233. 

The most popular article on The Pulse this week was Must-Have Summer Accessories for the Modern Pregnant Woman. Our millennial blogger comes up with great ideas for those hot summer days. 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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