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It’s a … fire! Illustration by Anurag Papolu/The Conversation; photo by milorad kravic/iStock via Getty Images

Why gender reveals have spiraled out of control

Increasingly outlandish gender reveal parties align perfectly with the values of an economy that's always scrolling for the next best thing.
Preventing early skin to skin contact potentially disrupts newborn physiology. John Ryan/Flickr

Separating mothers with COVID-19 from their newborns does more harm than good

The WHO recommends women should be encouraged to breastfeed straight after birth, for both the mothers's and baby’s health, including increasing baby’s immunity.
The baby box in Finland is embedded as part of the maternity system. Kela

Baby box: child welfare experts say use of sleep boxes could potentially put infants’ lives at risk

It has become common to believe that if babies sleep in these boxes, it will help protect them from sudden infant death syndrome. Unfortunately, the research does not back this up.

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