Summer Reading Link Share: Pregnancy Edition

computer.pngSummer is a crazy time for a lot of us -- lack of routine and consistency, more travel, and general business. So take some time to enjoy some great posts other sites have shared! 

9 Reasons a Summer Pregnancy Is Actually the Best (Romper)

If you thought being pregnant during the summer was a bad thing, this article may have you thinking otherwise. Or at the very least, trying really hard to love being pregnancy in the summer. 

Debunking the Most Common Myths About Vegan Pregnancy (Plant Based News)

There is a lot of misinformation and scary messages floating around about eating vegan or vegetarian while pregnant. This informed article dispels those myths and provides information about protein sources, weight gain, supplements, and more. 

5 Things I Wish I Knew About Pregnancy and Motherhood Before I Got Pregnant (ABC News)

Author of the book Like A Mother: A Feminist Journey Through the Science and Culture of Pregnancy, Angela Garbes, shares  the things she most wanted to know about pregnancy and motherhood -- the five things that were hardest to find out, and prompted her to write the book! For example, do you know the reason why, from an evolutionary standpoint, we are encouraged to breastfeed? 

How to Get Relief from Sciatic Pain in Pregnancy Without Using Medications (Momtastic)

Oh my gosh, was this ever a painful problem in my pregnancies! This article offers so many great ways to treat sciatic pain. 

A Pregnancy Test You Can Flush Down the Toilet Is Almost a Reality (Glamour)

Soon-to-be-gone are the days where you have to figure out how to hide the giant plastic pregnancy stick and box, not to mention the space they take up in landfills. 

A Pregnant Woman's Diet Could Affect Her Gut Bacteria, Study Suggests (Newsweek)

If you're as interested in the study of the microbiome as I am, then you will likely enjoy this new piece of research. Nothing is earth shattering, but it all adds up to the body of research we've gathered on how important our gut bacteria is!

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