Thursday, June 21, 2012

Some things I'm Reading

From CNN Health: The Battle Over Housework Breeds Stress.  With perception of inequality in the relationship seen as a major factor.  Duh.

From Time Healthland: Why Most Mothers Don't Meet Their Own Breast-Feeding Goals.  Interesting article on the barriers to mothers meeting their breast feeding goals.  FYI: the CDC and WHO encourage exclusive breastfeeding for six months and continued breastfeeding in addition to other foods for as long as possible.

News coverage on new study from the University of Adelaide: Earlier Birth is Best for Twins.  This one scares the bejesus out of me.  The study suggests that an elected birth at 37 weeks is best for twins.  According to the Cochrane Summaries (an organization that reviews medical procedures to see if their are evidence-based), the evidence is really inconclusive, but articles like this one make it sound like fact.  Also, it is really hard to tell the actual gestational age.  That means you could deliver a baby you think is 37 weeks but be off by a couple...and with babies' lungs the last thing to develop, there could be serious ramifications. I'm obviously concerned.

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