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BUILDING BETTER BABIES ONE BELLY AT A TIME

 
 

About the project

We are supporting a vital project that is harnessing the emerging science of gut bug health to create a safe, personalised and proven therapy to reduce common, potentially avoidable, complications and diseases for pregnant women and their babies. These include preeclampsia, diabetes, premature birth, asthma, eczema, autism and allergies. Professor Emad El-Omar and his team at the Microbiome Research Centre at St George Hospital, part of the UNSW clinical research campus, are developing this therapy.

Studying and understanding how gut bug imbalances contribute to common diseases is a global scientific phenomenon currently changing the face of modern medicine. This therapy holds the potential to change the future health of mothers, babies and children in Australia and will be at the forefront of preventative medicine worldwide. We owe it to humanity to support the development of this evidence-based therapy. For more detailed information: Download the following Info pack PDF

Yuletide for MothersBabies 2018

Kickstarting our fundraising for the MothersBabies Microbiome Research study by celebrating the Winter Solstice with a Yuletide party at the State Library of NSW. Definitely a night worth remembering!

THE STATISTICS

There is emerging evidence based medical data to show, that some common diseases and illnesses like asthma, autism, diabetes, obesity, allergies, cardiac, and autoimmune conditions are associated with the health of microbes in our gut. There are many scientists around the world currently studying this in great detail and with specific focus on many different diseases and stages of human life.

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ALLERGIES

Asthma affects 1:9 Australians, totalling 2.5million 14 • ADHD – 7.8% diagnosed in 2003, 9.5% in 2007, 11% in 2011

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PREMATURITY

is on the increase – in 2016 it was 8.6%, up from an average of 7%, (average gestational aged 33+3)

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MENTAL HEALTH

Anxiety now affects 1: 4 and Depression on average affects 1:7 adults.

ARTICLES & NEWS

Keeping you connected with: personal stories from our communities and, the ‘Gut’ research, findings and discussions that are occurring in the world of science.

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Mothers telling their story: Estelle

My husband and I have always known we wanted to start a family one day. The majority of my life I had taken conceiving and having children for granted. It wasn’t until I learnt of my sister’s struggle with conception and her diagnosis of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome that I started to consider that I may also have some difficulty.

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IN THE MEDIa: IS A PERSON’S FUTURE HEALTH SHAPED BY MICROORGANISMS ENCOUNTERED EARLY IN LIFE?  

Within a few weeks of being born, a baby is host to a community of billions of bacteria, viruses and fungi - most of which are found in the gut - that can shape many aspects of health. How that community, or microbiota, assembles is a matter of debate: some researchers have begun to question the dogma that the womb is a sterile environment. 

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Mothers telling their story: KATIE

As a little girl I had a whole battery of tests to work out why I was suffering so badly with eczema, asthma and gut related issues. The results came back showing I had a severe intolerance to cow’s milk protein. This issue has been passed on to all three of my kids.

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