About  MothersBabies

If you are a mother who has had a sick child, you know it takes a village to get everyone through. The personal experience of founders Catherine Oates Smith and Alan Liddle breathed life into MothersBabies, a not-for-profit organisation established for the purpose of giving all our babies the best possible start in life.


Our Mission, Our Vision & Our Goals

Our mission: is to optimize the future health of humanity by empowering mothers-to-be to transform their health pre-pregnancy, during pregnancy and at birth so that their health and the health of their babies is optimized for life. In so doing promote the prevention and the control of disease in human beings.

Our vision: is for women to have the resources and evidence based knowledge to enable them to give birth to babies whose health is optimised for life. In so doing prevent or control diseases that their babies could otherwise experience throughout their lives.

Our goals: To increase awareness and knowledge for all mothers. Investing fundraising dollars into science based research studies. To create and maintain a Board made up of Professors, Scientist, Microbiologist and others.

 Read more about how MothersBabies is Building Better Babies One Belly At A Time.

MothersBabies Board


Mark Bayliss, Chair of Publicly Listed Company, CSG.



Lachlan Muir - Lawyer at MinterEllison


Professor Emad El-Omar - Professor of Medicine Gastroenterologist and Editor in Chief, GUT, Director, Microbiome Research Centre, St George & Sutherland Clinical School University of New South Wales, St George Hospital.


Professor Bill Ledger - Head and Professor of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, School of Women’s & Children’s Health, and Head of the Discipline of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of New South Wales.


Alan Liddle - Founder and Director of Sanguibio, a biotech company focussed on blood diagnostics and therapeutics. Founder and Director of Haemalogix, a biotech company focused on immune therapies for cancer and auto-immune diseases 30 years of research and executive management experience in the medical and biotechnology research.


Catherine Oates Smith - Owner and Founder, COS Create. Lawyer and Business Development Professional. 



Professor Emad El-Omar

Professor Bill Ledger

Alan Liddle

Mrs Theresa Ledger - Former Midwife and Clinical Research Trial Manager and Leader.


Professor Jonathan Morris - Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Sydney. Director Clinical and Population Perinatal Health Research, Kolling Institute of Medical Research, Northern Clinical School. Director Biomedical and Health Informatics Sydney Medical School


Assoc Professor Bernie Hudson - Clinical Microbiologist and Infectious Diseases Physician. He holds specialist qualifications in pathology (microbiology), internal medicine (infectious diseases) and public health. He also holds positions of Clinical Senior Lecturer in Infectious Diseases at Sydney University and Associate Professor at James Cook University Townsville.


Assoc Professor Ben Herbert - Head of Translational Regenerative Medicine research group at the Kolling Institute based at Royal North Shore Hospital. 


Dr Daniella Susis - Obstetrics Registrar and undertaking a Phd at UNSW into the microbiome in pregnancy and infancy and its relationship to health and disease.


Dr Amanda Henry - Researcher and Senior Lecturer in Obstetrics and Gynaeocology, UNSW and an Obstetrician at St George Public Hospital.



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