Things We’ve Read: Week of June 2nd, 2014

Fetal Faces Hint at Mom’s Stress (ABC News): No question that there’s a strong bond between moms and their babies in the womb – here’s a newly observed manifestation of that connection.

Moms’ lead exposure could affect newborns’ brains (Environmental Health News): Scientists are beginning to find evidence that that babies in the womb also could be affected, especially if exposed during the first trimester.

Fun Ways to Announce Your Pregnancy (FitPregnancy): Great ideas for telling your loved ones #NNStories

The T.M.I. Pregnancy (NYTimes): A grandmother-to-be’s honest account of white lines in pedestrian walkways and the experience of absorbing all of the information available during pregnancy.

How Gestational Diabetes Affects Your Pregnancy & Baby (The Stir): What is it? Who’s at Risk? What are the symptoms?

New Report Recommends Iodine During Pregnancy, Breast-Feeding (WSJ): American Academy of Pediatrics recommend that pregnant and breast-feeding women should seek out prenatal supplements that contain iodine.

Having Babies May Be ‘Contagious’ Among Old Friends (WebMD): A new study shows when one woman has a baby, her former high school classmates are more likely to intentionally get pregnant within the next two years.

Do Female-Named Hurricanes Need To Lean In? (NPR): What hurricanes with female names have in common with humans with female names.