Things We’ve Read: Week of Jan. 5th, 2015

Gaby Hoffmann: Why I Ate My Placenta (PEOPLE): Actress Gaby Hoffmann just gave birth six weeks ago and shares the reasons why she believes eating her placenta helped bounce back her figure and health.

The real reason you have a post-pregnancy belly bulge (Fox News): An explanation behind diastasis recti and how hormones affect the muscles in your abdomen.

This Gadget May Change Parenting Forever (TIME): The high-tech pacifier that tells you its location, monitors and logs your child’s temperature, and records when medication has been administered surely points to the future of baby accessories.

20 Things I Learned About Pregnancy and New Motherhood (HuffPost): Writer, Kathryn Marshall, shares the discoveries and lessons that being new to motherhood has brought her.

Dad Sings Sweet, Original Song In Pregnancy Time-Lapse (HuffPost): This musical dad is so excited about the arrival of his baby girl, he wrote a sweet song out of anticipation!

The High-Tech Future of the Uterus (The Atlantic): Technological advancements towards the bioengineered, transplantable uterus are changing the process of surrogacy, so that grandmothers are now giving birth to their own grandchildren.

10 Parenting Mistakes That Are Easily Avoidable (Yahoo Parenting): Parenting can feel so rewarding, but it can also feel overwhelming at times. These are some situations where parents make decisions that may not end with the best results.

In their own words: women who faced demotions after maternity leave (The Guardian): Women who have dealt with pregnancy discriminations at work, and what they have to say in retrospect.