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Pre-Pregnancy

Research suggest that your pre-pregnancy microbiome (before you conceive) can have a significant impact on your chances of conception and also of a healthy, full term pregnancy. Some research suggests that the microbiomes of both parents-to-be play an important role in the pre-pregnancy stage of the reproductive cycle.

Factors such as diet, lifestyle, exposure to chemicals, antibiotics, prebiotics, probiotics and even exposure to furry pets can affect your microbiome. Watch this video for an overview of some of the factors that may impact your pre-pregnancy microbiome.

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Diet and Microbiota

The human gastrointestinal tract is the home for trillions of bacteria that are continuously shaped by different factors and amongst these factors is the particular dietary habit followed.

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Maternal obesity and the gut microbiome

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

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Information about the importance of your microbiome pre pregnancy.

For the full expert interviews, head to 'meet the experts' in 'the science' menu at the top of this page.
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pre-pregnancy with dr dani susic

Dani highlights the importance of planning your microbiome as early as you can.

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pre-pregnancy with leah hechtman

Leah explains the first steps in making changes to your microbiome.

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pre-pregnancy with leah hechtman

Leah explains the timing of optimising your microbiome for fertility.

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pre-pregnancy with leah hechtman

Leah shares her advice for women who are planning to have a family in the future.

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pre-pregnancy with brittany darling

Brittany explains how she works with women based on their stage in their fertility journey. 

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pre-pregnancy with brittany darling

Brittany explains that it is never too early to start thinking about your microbiome.

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pre-pregnancy with brittany darling

Brittany talks about the questions she often hears from women struggling with fertility.

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pre-pregnancy with leah hechtman

Leah explains what you can do to balance your microbiome.

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pre-pregnancy with leah hechtman

Leah talks about the importance of lifestyle changes when improving your microbiome.

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