Newsletter XIII

Breastfeeding benefits: what diseases can breast milk prevent in infants?

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News 🗞️

Survival Story: A pregnant mother was diagnosed with COVID-19 when she was supposed to give birth to twins.  Read about how doctors worked quickly to save three lives from this virus.  Link.

Reading 📚

Newborn COVID-19 Risk: Learn about routes of transmission, clinical presentation, and testing recommendations for infants less than 28 days old.  This is imperative to keeping births safe in the coming months and ensuring that mothers can maintain contact with their infants.  Link.

Events 🎟️

HEAR HER Campaign: On August 5th, the CDC’s Reproductive Health Division launched HEAR HER.  This campaign urges individuals to learn about urgent warning signs in mothers.  Knowing these could save lives!  Link.

Interesting 💡

Why you should breastfeed: Breastfeeding reduces the risk of asthma, obesity, Type 1 Diabetes, and other diseases in infants.  It also reduces the mother’s risk of breast cancer.  Click here to learn more about its hidden benefits. 

Social Post of the week 🎉

Every Mom Counts: “Race is not a risk factor, racism is a risk factor, and now we add a new stressor to that intersection– climate, specifically heat.”   Every Mom Counts has recently addressed the implications of climate change on reproductive health care.   Link.

Product Therapy 🛍️

Anti-Nausea Wristband: Check out this anti-nausea wristband which is proven to help combat any morning sickness that you may face.  It applies pressure to your Nei-Kuan acupressure point on each wrist to restore balance in the body.  Link.

Featured Caregiver 👩🏽‍⚕️

Midwife Holly Kifer: Holly is a midwife who graduated from the University of Colorado-Boulder.  She now mentors two new graduates and aspires to teach them about the importance of midwifery.  Holly believes that midwives accompany women during the most intimate parts of their lives.  Link.

Stats to know 📈

The percent of births attended by midwives in the U.S. is 4 percent, while the percent attended by midwives in Europe is 75 percent.  Link.

Media 📸

COVID at Birth: Watch this video on what we know about pregnant mothers giving birth with COVID-19.  According to this study, almost all newborns born to positive mothers tested negative at birth.  Link

Jobs 🗒️

Certified Nurse Midwife, New York, NY.  Link

Certified Nurse Midwife, Thomasville, GA.  Link.