COVID-19, Pregnancy and Breastfeeding: What We Know is Reassuring

https://avivaromm.com/covid-19-pregnancy-breastfeeding/   During pregnancy we’re fiercely protective of our health and feel especially responsible for everything we do and expose ourselves – and baby – too. If you’re pregnant, naturally, you’re concerned about COVID-19 for your own health and your baby’s. Who wouldn’t be? We’re inundated with overwhelming awareness about how fast it’s spreading, and …

The More I Learn About Breast Milk, the More Amazed I Am

https://www.thestranger.com/features/feature/2015/08/26/22755273/the-more-i-learn-about-breast-milk-the-more-amazed-i-am Before I had my daughter, I wasn't particularly interested in mother's milk. Now I'm literally awake at night thinking about it. To produce breast milk, mothers melt their own body fat. Are you with me? We literally dissolve parts of ourselves, starting with gluteal-femoral fat, aka our butts, and turn it into liquid to …

Why doctors are so bad at predicting pregnancy due dates

https://www.vox.com/2018/6/9/17435322/pregnancy-due-date-test-premature-birth Only 4 percent of women give birth on their estimated delivery date. That’s because of the natural variation in how long it takes a baby to grow and because of our limited ability to predict due dates. Medicine, it turns out, is surprisingly bad at measuring the precise age of a fetus or how …