Things We’ve Read: Week of June 23rd, 2014

Shorter time between pregnancies linked to earlier delivery (Reuters): According to a new study, women who become pregnant again within 18 months after having a baby are more likely to deliver early.

What The New York Times Got Right and Wrong About Maternal Mental Health (HuffPost): The New York Times highlighted important information about maternal mood disorders, but they missed an opportunity to go further in depth about what these disorders look like and how to differentiate them.

BPA May Make Breast Cancer Cells Resistant To Treatment (WUNC): A study recently taken out at Duke University reveals that BPA, a chemical found in many plastics, can make breast cancer cells resistant to treatment.

White House Moves to Overhaul Policies for Working Parents (HuffPost): The White House is aiming to change policies to benefit working parents for a more family friendly work environment, including paid leave and accommodations for pregnant women.

What Nobody Tells You About the First 3 Months of Motherhood (HuffPost): Being a mother of a newborn is hard and tiring, but for this mom, it’s totally worth it.

Just how important are midwives for a healthy pregnancy? (Voxxi): When it comes to pregnancy, much emphasis is placed on the mother-doctor relationship, but the midwives should definitely not be ignored either.