Things We’ve Read: Week of Jan. 27th, 2014

More Women Try to Get Pregnant With Medical Help (WSJ):  The CDC & WSJ report on the increased share of women using medical assistance to get pregnant (up 12.5%). And it’s not unrelated to the increased share of women waiting till later in life to get pregnant.

Beauty Moment: Drew Barrymore on Pregnancy (Vogue): On beauty regimens during pregnancy. Drew Barrymore-inspired. Vogue-approved.

How to Turn Fetal-Monitoring Data Into Flowers (Fast Company): An app that will connect with monitoring devices in the delivery room to give a woman in labor information on her progress. Would you use this if you had a chance?

Home Birth Study Finds No Increased Risk For Mom Or Baby, Experts Still Divided (HuffPo Parents): Considering a home birth? If you’re doing research, you probably know that doctors and other experts are divided. Here’s another study to help you weigh the pros and cons.

Low Vitamin D Levels During Pregnancy May Increase Risk of Severe Preeclampsia (U Pittsburgh): Researchers recently found that vitamin D sufficiency was associated with a 40 percent reduction in risk of severe preeclampsia.