Is probiotic supplementation during pregnancy important for labour?

Is Probiotic Supplementation During Pregnancy Important for Labour? Written by Dr Fathalla Ali, PHD Paediatrics 9/9/2020​ Adaptation of the maternal immune system to the developmental change during pregnancy is an important factor for a successful pregnancy. During this period, the immune system should remain tolerance to the fetal allograft and adapt to immune functions against […]

Factors that affect the microbiome during pregnancy

Factors that Affect the Microbiome During Pregnancy Written by Dr Fathalla Ali, PHD Paediatrics 9/9/2020​ Pregnancy is a complex physiological process associated with simultaneous hormonal, immunologic, and metabolic changes, which must all be synchronized to preserve the health of both the mother and the baby. Hormonal change is one of the first changes that occurs […]

Maternal obesity and the gut microbiome

Maternal Obesity and the Gut Microbiome Written by Dr Fathalla Ali, PHD Paediatrics 9/9/2020​ Maternal obesity is the result of complex and multifactorial pathways and is associated with multiple pregnancy complications such as increased risk of miscarriage, gestational diabetes, hypertension, and preeclampsia as well as increased risk of cesarean section delivery. Maternal obesity is the […]

Nutritional recommendations for the perinatal period and influence on infant gut microbiota development

Nutritional Recommendations for the Perinatal Period and Influence on Infant Gut Microbiota Development Written by Dr Fathalla Ali, PHD Paediatrics 9/9/2020​ Purpose of the reviewed article: Highlight the nutritional recommendations for perinatal period (perinatal period starts at 22 completed weeks of gestation and ends 7 completed days after birth) The influence of maternal microbiome and […]

The first glimpse of the endometrial microbiota in early pregnancy

The First Glimpse of the Endometrial Microbiota in Early Pregnancy Written by Dr Fathalla Ali, PHD Paediatrics 9/9/2020​ A research team from the Universitat de València, in collaboration with the Igenomix Foundation and INCLIVA, for the first time has managed to describe the structure and function of human endometrial (the mucous layer that lines the […]

The importance of the first 1000 days of life on microbiota development

The Importance of the First 1000 Days of Life on Microbiota Development Written by Dr Fathalla Ali, PHD Paediatrics 9/9/2020​ Scientific evidence confirms that the early period of human life that begins at conception and continue until 24 months of life (also called the first 1000 days of life ) plays a vital role for […]

The associations of maternal pre-pregnancy BMI with pregnancy and infant gut microbiome

The Associations of Maternal Pre-Pregnancy Body Mass Index with Pregnancy and Infant Gut Microbiome (Michigan Study) Written by Dr Fathalla Ali, PHD Paediatrics 9/9/2020​ This study was conducted by researchers from Michigan State University to investigate the association between BMI before pregnancy and gut microbiota in late pregnancy (mothers) and early infancy (babies). Researchers investigated […]

Microbiome before pregnancy and its impact on successful conception

Microbiome Before Pregnancy and its Impact on Successful Conception Written by Dr Fathalla Ali, PHD Paediatrics 9/9/2020​ It has been assumed that the composition of microbiota of follicular fluid, semen, uterine and vagina before pregnancy contribute to a successful pregnancy (1): Microbiota in the follicular fluid was found to play an important role in the […]