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Halloween in the NICU
Parents of babies in the NICU at Advocate Children’s Hospital in Chicago dressed them up for Halloween. See them here.
This is important for you because you’d think these poor kids have already suffered enough…
“You’re on Your Own, Kid”
Did Taylor Swift reveal her friends Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds’ upcoming, fourth baby’s name in her new song? Read more here.
This is important for you if you’re a Swiftie. Otherwise, not so much.
Before there was COVID, there was Zika: the virus that caused pregnant women to give birth to babies with microcephaly (very small heads, along with cognitive impairment). But the outbreak of Zika peaked in 2017, and no cases have been reported since 2019, so it’s probably not a concern—even if you travel. Read more here.
This is important for you because viral outbreaks will continue to occur and disrupt our lives, but Zika is not one you have to worry about right now.
Infertility and mental health
Infertility has long been associated with stress, anxiety, and depression, but it has been hard to determine if these are causes or effects (or both). Read more here.
This is important for you because infertility treatments themselves can be stress inducing; seek help if you need it.
The most popular article on The Pulse this week was Christmas Traditions to Start Once Your Baby is Born. Read it here.