Pregnancy and Lactation Weekly Digest

For the Week Ending September 23, 2018. 

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The American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology has a new spinoff: a journal devoted to Maternal-Fetal Medicine. It will focus on mothers with high risk pregnancies and their babies. Read more here.

This is important for you because more and more studies are being done on pregnant women, and more and more data is being generated. This should be a boon for women now and in the future.

Kids and Carbon Emissions

When thinking of ways that we in the developed world can limit our carbon emissions in an attempt to mitigate the climate change we have already set in motion, four big steps stand out: eat less meat, fly less, drive less, and – have fewer kids. More people on the planet – especially more people in the first world – means more people burning fossil fuels and perpetuating the environmental damage done by previous generations. Read more here.

This is important for you because it is yet one more thing to consider when thinking about the planet we are leaving for our children to inherit.

Homemade Baby Food

Making your own baby food is healthier and cheaper than purchasing it, and barely more labor intensive or time consuming. Make sure your workspace is clean, and then throw soft fruits, vegetables, even meat and fish into the blender and freeze portions in ice cube trays. Read more here.

This is important for you because the lack of packaging makes this an eco-friendly option too. Don’t be intimidated – definitely try this.

A Whole New Meaning of Single Mothers

Most animal species require males as well as females to procreate – the only ones we know of who don’t are bees and ants. Now, we can add termites to that list. Fully functional female-only termite societies arose from societies with both genders, leading researchers to conclude that “males are dispensable for the maintenance of advanced animal societies in which they previously played an active social role. Read more here.

This is important for you because it’s interesting what we can learn from animals right?

The most popular article on The Pulse this week, by far, was The Most Common Skin Conditions During Pregnancy. Dry skin, oily skin, and acne seem to be more prominent than the proverbial glow. Read it here.

Diego Wyszynski
Dr. Diego Wyszynski is the Founder and CEO of Pregistry. He is an expert on the effects of medications and vaccines in pregnancy and lactation and an accomplished writer, having published 3 books with Oxford University Press and more than 70 articles in medical journals. In 2017, he was selected a TEDMED Research Scholar. Diego attended the University of Buenos Aires School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.

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