It’s not just eye colour that gets passed onto your child, or blonde hair, genetic quirk or any other trait we ordinarily associate with heredity.
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.
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.