Birth Links: January 2016
Pregnancy Changes the Brain in Ways That May Help Mothering
New York Times - Dec 19, 2016
Study Published in Nature Neuroscience, Dec 2016 - A small study comparing the before and after MRI brain scans of 25 new moms to those of men and women their ages.
Don't Drink and Pump: A PSA for Breastfeeding Moms
A breakdown from parent.co of how much alcohol would actually be present in mother's milk after consuming alcohol. But really, let's throw a kegger over this news.
Podcast: How to Feeding Babies Works
Part 1: The Breast
Part 2: The Bottle
A evidence-based breakdown in simple terms of feeding an infant, bottle vs. breast.
Montreal Birth Comapnions Founder, Doula Helps Syrian Mothers in Greece
Rivka Cymbalist heads to Greece funded by GoFundMe community support and brings along supplies for new mothers in Greece having just fled Aleppo. She is there to lend a hand as a doula and postpartum care worker.
Real Talk from Penny Simkin
One of the founders of DONA and a leader in the birth community addresses a BuzzFeed article written earlier this month regarding types of doula training organizations who clash in their teaching and working philosophies.
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