Obviously the big topic of the month is the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are some great places to find information on pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding during this pandemic. Please keep in mind that the situation is rapidly evolving, and remember to check your sources for reputable and reliable information.
- Pregnancy and Breastfeeding and caring for Young Children during the pandemic. Information from the CDC. Look at the links on the right hand side for more in depth information on specific topics.
- A Message for Patients from ACOG
- Mother to Baby Fact Sheet
- Evidence Based Birth’s COVID resource page
- Coronavirus Tracker from Johns Hopkins University
- Your local county or state health department is another great resource.
Fascinating history of breast pumps! 200 Years of Breast Pumps in Images.
A difficult, but important read that clearly shows how even common “routine” things in labor and birth can feel violating and cause trauma. Here’s what happened when my doctor told me I couldn’t scream while giving birth.
The NYT takes a look at Does Anything Actually Make You Go Into Labor?
I’m a big fan of carrying less, and using what’s already there in labor. So naturally I loved this article by Stacie Bingham: Comfort Tools in the Hospital Room