Pre-pregnancy

Maternal Obesity and the Gut Microbiome Written by Fathalla Ali, Bsc MSc, MPH and PHD student UNSW Maternal obesity is the result of complex and multifactorial pathways and is associated with multiple pregnancy complications such as increased risk...

Maternal Gut Microbiota Changes and Periconceptional Diet Written by Fathalla Ali, Bsc MSc, MPH and PHD student UNSW Manipulation of maternal diet during pre-pregnancy and pregnancy has been identified to impact fetal growth and development as a result...

Ethnic Background and Vaginal Microbiota Written by Fathalla Ali, Bsc MSc, MPH and PHD student UNSW The vaginal microbiota is complex ecosystem influenced by ethnic background, genes, and environmental and behavioural factors. The healthy vagina is dominated by...

The Vaginal Microbiome and Preterm Birth Written by Fathalla Ali, Bsc MSc, MPH and PHD student UNSW Preterm birth is defined as “babies born alive before 37 weeks of pregnancy completed”. Every year, about 15 million babies are...