Things We’ve Read: Week of Feb. 24th, 2014

Seven months pregnant and working in the fields (BBC): In countries like Nepal, pregnant women often labor in the fields up till the hour of their birth labor. Such is just one symptom of the general lack of regard for mothers’ health – which impacts both mother and baby.

Woman gives birth in middle of crosswalk (NY Post): A pregnant woman heading to the hospital collapsed on an Upper East Side street — then gave birth smack in the middle of a crosswalk.

Recline! Why “leaning in” is killing us (ForeignPolicy.com): “Sheryl, have you ever stopped to consider that all this ‘leaning in’ is ruining life for the rest of us?” – a new perspective on the lean in discussion: Recline!

Tylenol use during pregnancy linked to ADHD in kids (LA Times): A new JAMA study of 64K women shows that the children of women who took acetaminophen during pregnancy were about 40% more likely to be diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder than children of mothers who took none.

A New Mantra for Moms: I Am the Standard (NY Magazine): “It’s easy, if you’re a mother, to be tyrannized by an impossible set of standards.” All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood New York Magazine