Things We’ve Read: Week of Jan. 12th, 2014

Meryl Streep Shares 1980 Golden Globes Breastfeeding Fiasco (HuffPost): Meryl Streep recounts a breastfeeding mishap she experienced at the 1980 Golden Globes.

Woman who didn’t know she was pregnant gives birth to 10-pound baby (CBS News): Katie Kropas gave birth to a baby girl hours after discovering she was pregnant.

Kourtney Kardashian Is All About Placenta Pills (Glamour): Kourtney Kardashian and other celebrity moms are swearing behind placenta pills and the potential health benefits they can supply.

Why U.S. Women Are Leaving Jobs Behind (NYT): Since becoming a mother, Melinda Moyer has noticed a major difference in the lives of her friends in the U.S. versus her friends in her native England.

Replaced While on Maternity Leave: What’s Legal, What’s Not? (Yahoo): An explanation into when pregnancy discrimination is present in the layoff of a pregnant worker and how technicalities of large-scale layoffs mean an expectant mother is still at risk of losing her job.

North Carolina woman fights pregnancy discrimination (CBS News): When Jamie Cole was given orders by her doctor to stop lifting patients in her final trimester of pregnancy, her employer discontinued her work shifts. Now, Jamie is taking her pregnancy discrimination suit to the Supreme Court.

Why Facebook parenting can backfire (CNN): Writer Kelly Wallace questions whether using social media to help parent is a positive and effective parenting resource, or all-around inappropriate.

Phthalates and Pregnancy: The Risks of Prenatal Exposure (Seventh Generation): A new study sheds additional light on the dangers of phthalates. The research showed that the higher the levels of phthalates mothers are exposed to during their pregnancy, the lower the children’s testing scores on intelligence tests.