Things We’ve Read: Week of Dec. 21st, 2014

Weight Gain During Pregnancy Is Especially Good for Boys (NYT): According to studies, the less weight a woman gains during pregnancy, the less likely she is to have a boy.

Pregnancy 411: Week 4 (NickMom Video): A humorous week by week look at pregnancy!

Toxins In Foam Cups, Paper Cups Can Be Spread During Pregnancy (ABC): Studies show the toxins in disposable cups, plates and utensils can spread to a child during pregnancy.

Hayden Panettiere: I’m Still Figuring Out What Pregnancy Has Done to My Body (InStyle): Hayden Panettiere discusses how pregnancy changed her body.

Feds: Pregnant teachers at Chicago school rated poorly, targeted for firing (Chicago Tribune): The civil rights lawsuit alleges that from 2009 to at least 2012, Scammon Elementary School Principal Mary Weaver took actions to oust eight teachers who became pregnant or returned to work after their pregnancies.

5 Key Moments for Pregnant Workers in 2014 (Huffington Post): 2014 has been a busy year for the law on pregnancy discrimination, with the Supreme Court, federal courts, states and the media getting into the act. A look at the 5 key moments of the past year.