Things We’ve Read: Week of Aug. 11th, 2014

Global Parenting Habits That Haven’t Caught On In The U.S. (NPR): There is no one right way to be the perfect parent, but a million ways to be a good one!

My Baby Weight Made Me Feel Beautiful (Cosmopolitan): A woman shares her story of how her perception of beauty changed after her pregnancy.

Antibacterials Pose Risks to Pregnancy, Fetuses (University Herald): Continued exposure to common antibacterials such as triclosan pose health risks to pregnant women and fetuses. FDA is considering limiting the use of common antibacterial compounds.

Clamp Down (Pregnancy & Newborn): A look at what happens to a baby’s umbilical cord postbirth.

What to Eat to Replenish 5 Key Nutrients Missing from Your Diet (Food Cheat Sheet): Take a look to see which key essential nutrient you may be missing out on.

Study: Women Entering Pregnancy In Poor Health Less Likely To Breastfeed (CBS): One study shows that one-third of women entering pregnancy are in poor health and are less likely to breastfeed without a good support system.

How One Photographer Is Documenting Maternal Health in Africa (HuffPost): Maternal health is a global issue, not just in developing countries, but also in developed countries such as the U.S. as well.

Epidural Gone Wrong Leaves Mom in Constant Pain (the Stir): An epidural procedure left one mom with an inflammatory condition around her spinal cord.

Study: 9/11 Dust Cloud Likely Caused Widespread Pregnancy Complications (Time): A new working study shows that the toxic dust cloud from 9/11 increased probabilities of premature birth for expectant mothers in the area.