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MothersBabies is the clarion voice for empowerment through knowledge for mothers-to-be, so they can transform their lives and the lives of their babies by radically improving their gut health.
Your donation will help directly fund the MothersBabies charity continue to communicate the latest research information that supports our belief that “the greatest gift you can give to your baby is an immune system that can fight disease”.
* Donations in Australasia over $2, are tax deductible.
MothersBabies a registered Australian charity raising funds to empower Mothers-to-be with evidence based science.
This is an important 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.
Studying and understanding how gut bug imbalances contribute to common diseases is a global scientific phenomenon and is 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.
Groundbreaking research on the microbiome in mothers and babies
Imagine, if by better understanding the way your body works, you could avoid many diseases that are becoming increasingly common in women and newborn babies. Diseases such as:
The most common serious medical disorder of human pregnancy. Particularly in their first pregnancy, pregnant women can suffer from high blood pressure, kidney dysfunction leading to leakage of protein into the urine, swelling of hands, feet and face, and, in severe cases, dizziness, headaches and difficulties with vision.
Source: The Royal Women’s Hospital
Gestational diabetes is characterised by glucose intolerance of varying severity that develops or is first recognised during pregnancy, mostly in the second or third trimester. It usually resolves after the baby is born, but can recur in later pregnancies and significantly increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes in later life, both for the mother and the baby.
A baby born before the 37th week is known as a premature or pre-term baby. Medical advances have meant that more than 9 out of 10 premature babies survive, and most go on to develop normally. In Australia, almost 1 in every 10 babies is born prematurely. Most Australian premature babies are born between 32 and 36 weeks and don’t have any serious long-term problems.
Source: Pregnancy, Birth & Baby
Asthma is a long-term lung condition of the airways (the passage that transports air into our lungs). At the moment, there is no cure, but it can be managed. About half of Australian women with asthma find their asthma gets a bit worse during pregnancy, often between 17 and 36 weeks gestation.
Source: Asthma Australia
Research suggests links between autism and factors in pregnancy such as:
• The Mother’s diet.
• The medicines she takes.
• Mental health.
• Metabolic conditions, such as preeclampsia and gestational diabetes.
Source: Spectrum News
An irritation of the skin, causing redness, itching, and sometimes infections. Research suggests that inherited factors increase the likelihood of eczema. Up to 30% of infants with eczema, or with a family history of allergy, will develop food allergy, and up to 40% develop asthma and/or hay fever.
Source: Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy