For the Week Ending August 29, 2021.
Black Breastfeeding Week
The ninth annual Black Breastfeeding Week is right now, August 25-31. It was established in response to racial disparities in breastfeeding and infant mortality rates, among other reasons. Learn about local and virtual events and donate here.
This is important for you because breastfeeding is the healthiest choice for all human mothers and infants, if it is feasible.
Is Kylie pregnant?
Some fans think that Kylie Jenner might be pregnant because of pictures of her manicures they saw online. Read more here.
This is important for you as a reminder that social media is completely out of control.
COVID vaccines do not affect fertility (but COVID might)
Despite the panic you may have seen online, COVID vaccines do not cause infertility, in women or men. In contrast, COVID- which is prevented or at least severely mitigated by the COVID vaccine- has been shown to cause reproductive problems. Read more here.
This is important for you because please get vaccinated if you haven’t already. And encourage everyone around you to do the same to keep you and your growing baby safe.
The Pink House
There is one abortion clinic in Mississippi. One. In the whole state. And now Mississippi is asking the Supreme Court to close it and ban abortions nationwide. Mississippi has the highest infant mortality rate in the country, and is one of the top states for maternal mortality. Children only get health care from the state until they are 6 months old. Read more here.
This is important for you because the US is not Gilead – yet. As amazing as it is to be able to have a baby when you want to, it is equally essential to not have one when you don’t.
The most popular article on The Pulse this week was New Sperm Tests Offer Answers to Male Infertility Questions. Read it here.