• The greatest gift you can give to your baby is an immune system that can fight disease

    The greatest gift you can give to your baby is an immune system that can fight disease
  • We're all about the evidence-based science of gut microbiome health

    We're all about the evidence-based science of gut microbiome health
  • Gut health creates immunity to disease and healthier babies

    Gut health creates immunity to disease and healthier babies
We want you to have super-healthy kids who are vital, vibrant and with a rockstar microbiome that will help them to fight disease and stay healthy for life

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The Microbiome

The Incredible Importance of Your Microbiome and how it related to your baby’s health.

Fertility

The Microbiome of You and Your Partner can affect both Fertility & Your Pregnancy.

Pregnancy

Your Microbiome has a very important role to play during Pregnancy.

Birth

Mode of Birth is just one of the factors that impact the microbiome of your newborn.

Baby

Your baby’s microbiome at birth has a significant impact on lifetime immunity against disease.

Babies 6+ months

Your child’s microbiome is still impacting immune system development until the age of three.

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We believe that having a baby is the most exciting thing you will ever do

We are here to get you started by giving you support, information and connecting you with experts to make sure you get gut healthy and give your baby the best possible health for life.

The future of your health starts in the gut. Emerging evidence reveals that the gut plays a crucial role in many common and serious health conditions. There is an inextricable link between the diversity and balance of our gut bacteria and our susceptibility to disease.

We don’t want to sound (too) heavy, but your gut health will significantly contribute to the health of your baby

The great news is that massive advances in our understanding of how our bodies work means that we can transform our gut health to ensure we do the same for our children. And, it all starts in the gut.

We’re Empowering Mothers-to-be!

At MothersBabies we’re passionate about communicating compelling, evidence-based research into the critical role that the microbiome plays in baby-making.
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From conception to pregnancy, birth and the first couple of years (the first ‘1,000 days’), the trillions of bacteria, viruses, yeasts and fungi to which your baby is exposed, in and outside the womb, can contribute to health or illness.

Difficulty conceiving, miscarriage, premature birth, childhood ailments such as eczema and allergy can all be related to dysbiosis (typified by an imbalance in the microbial community).

In fact, microbes have an important role in the programming and education of, for example, your baby’s immune system and metabolism. And while it’s hard to imagine, their journey into adulthood may also encounter such issues as obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease as a consequence of their early life microbial exposure and programming. Mothers too may face complications such as preeclampsia and gestational diabetes.

We see the first 1,000 days as a wonderful window of opportunity to give your baby the best start in life.


By distilling mother-baby microbiome research that uncovers the pre-conditions to good health, we hope to inspire you to take action where you can, in consultation with your health practitioner.

And where matters are out of your hands we share research with promising modes of address.

The emerging science is evolving at a rapid rate and we look forward to you dropping by for regular updates. Here’s to your health, your baby’s and that of future generations.

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How we can we help you today?

We believe there is nothing more important than giving your baby the best chance of healthy life. Improve your health and that of your child, build immunity and combat disease, and enjoy positive mental health throughout your life. Read More

We work with experts in their field to stay up to date with advances in microbiome and gut health and scour the globe for the latest published research. Read More.

MothersBabies co-founders Catherine Oates Smith and Alan Liddle, are driven by purpose and passion. Theirs is a quest to transform the health of mothers through all stages of their pregnancy and in doing so, create healthier babies. Read More

MothersBabies is at the forefront to a growing movement; women who understand the critical importance of gut health and want to give their children an immune system that can fight disease. Find out how you can play your part. Read More.

This is your time and we're here to empower you with the knowledge to make great decisions for you and your baby.

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