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Wednesday Wrap Up May 2020

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.

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