Thumbs and trunks sucking

There is something that baby mammals always do: suck their thumbs (or trunks in case of elephant). Several benefits have been associated with thumb-sucking: it relaxes babies, it slows down heart and breathing rates and regulates stomach muscle movements. Thumb- and trunk-sucking is associated with food and mom, and therefore is the most comforting actionContinue reading “Thumbs and trunks sucking”

It’s time to have a baby!

Don’t worry, this is not an article on the biological clock. It is an article regarding the most common time to come to this world. In the last two decades, the number of cesarean sections raised in the U.S.. About 50% of births are the result of a programmed C-section or induced labor. Thus, mostContinue reading “It’s time to have a baby!”

Motherhood and Doctorate

As you already know, I had my daughter during my PhD. In particular, I delivered my baby in September 2019 and my thesis was due in December. Since the moment I was pregnant I couldn’t enter the lab, so I couldn’t perform any more experiments. It was not a big deal, since I already hadContinue reading “Motherhood and Doctorate”