It has been a long winter break...finally getting back into reading and collecting the latest news around the web for you! Some really interesting finds this week about new fertility options, the role of Vitamin D in pregnancy, and always, breastfeeding. SO excited to learn that another state in the USA is making another push to protect breastfeeding MotherBabies with a breastfeeding protection code. In addition, Missouri is also adding to their breastfeeding laws to protect breastfeeding mothers from contempt of court if they can't serve jury duty.
Happy New Year!! Wishing all of our readers many blessings as you welcome the new year. I trust your holidays were wonderful and that you are looking forward to all the promise of a fresh slate.
These are probably going to keep being evening editions - thank you for your patience as we ramp up posting again in the New Year. I am really placing a high value on being Peaceful Mama for my kiddos, which means that being on the computer is taking a back seat to homeschooling and teaching classes this season.
Maybe you heard the news last week that ACOG, “redefined ‘term pregnancy’ to
improve newborn outcomes and expand efforts to prevent nonmedically indicated
deliveries before 39 weeks of gestation.”
Read the News ReleaseHERE
While many people around me whooped for joy, I am reserving judgment. I do think it is a move in the right
direction to define full term as 39 weeks to prevent an elective cesarean
mother from scheduling a cesarean two weeks sooner than the baby is estimated
to be ready to live outside the uterus.
Here are some highlights from this week's information out on the Internet...is there anything else you are interested in reading about? Let me know in the comments, and if I run across something I will add it in next week.
For anyone TTC with infertility treatments:
Baby born after ovary experiment
A new infertility treatment works once…more babies are due, and the
“experiment” continues. This
experimental procedure was used to treat primary ovarian insufficiency. It sounds like these women experienced early
menopause and their ovaries were coaxed to mature more eggs.