The Critical Importance of Pre-pregnancy Care

The Critical Importance of Pre-pregnancy Care Written by Clare Carrick ANutr BHSc (Nutrition and Health Promotion) Scientifically reviewed by Dr Fathalla Ali, PHD Paediatrics 03/08/2022 What does pre-pregnancy care mean to you? Is ‘pre-pregnancy care’ cutting out those Friday night work drinks… which often carry into the wee hours of the morning? Maybe you’ve started […]

Engineering the Newborn Microbiome

MothersBabies Newsletter:Engineering the Microbiome 05/07/2022 To view the newsletter, click here Not everyone ends up having the type of birth that ticks all the boxes for optimising their baby’s gut microbiome development.  C-sections are essential for some, breastfeeding is not always an option, and antibiotics can help save the lives of both mum and baby. […]

Engineering the Newborn Microbiome

Engineering the Newborn Microbiome Written by Clare Carrick ANutr BHSc (Nutrition and Health Promotion) Scientifically reviewed by Dr Fathalla Ali, PHD Paediatrics 30/06/2022 Your newborn’s gut microbiome helps shape their immune system, determining their overall health through toddler-dom, the teen years, and into adulthood (1). C-section deliveries, antibiotics during pregnancy and birth, formula feeding, and […]

Improving your gut health can change your baby’s life​

MothersBabies Newsletter: Improving your gut health can change your baby’s life 30/06/2022 To view the newsletter, click here Why is hardly anybody talking about the importance of supporting a healthy microbiome when we’re planning to start a family? Science tells us that our gut health, and the balance of microbes in our microbiome, can dramatically […]

Improving Your Gut Health Can Change Your Baby’s Life

Improving Your Gut Health Can Change Your Baby’s Life Written by Clare Carrick ANutr BHSc (Nutrition and Health Promotion) Scientifically reviewed by Dr Fathalla Ali, PHD Paediatrics 23/06/2022 What does ‘planning a pregnancy’ mean to you? Throwing the Pill in the bin? Downloading an ovulation app? Making sure your partner is not interstate mid-cycle? Checking […]

Shaping our Gut Health through diet

Shaping Our Gut Health Through Diet Written by Clare Carrick ANutr (BHSc) Scientifically reviewed by Dr Fathalla Ali, PHD Paediatrics 26/05/2022 It wasn’t that long ago, in the scheme of things, that we thought of all bacteria as ‘bad’…We now know that this couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, although the concept can […]

The Surprising Links Between Breastfeeding, BMI, & Bacteria

The Surprising Links Between Breastfeeding, BMI, & Bacteria Written by Clare Carrick ANutr (BHSc) Scientifically reviewed by Dr Fathalla Ali, PHD Paediatrics 26/05/2022 A Weighty Issue More kids than ever before are overweight or obese (1). Although trashy magazines and celebrities like Kim Kardashian may have us fooled into thinking being overweight is only an […]

The Lingering Impact of Birth Mode

The Lingering Impact of Birth Mode Written by Clare Carrick ANutr (BHSc) Scientifically reviewed by Dr Fathalla Ali, PHD Paediatrics 26/05/2022 No woman should ever feel any guilt or judgment surrounding the way her baby was born. Every birth is an act of heroism in its own special way. Comparisons between C-sections and ‘natural births’ […]

Liquid Gold: Breastfeeding & the Gut

Liquid Gold: Breastfeeding & the Gut Written by Clare Carrick ANutr (BHSc) Scientifically reviewed by Dr Fathalla Ali, PHD Paediatrics 21/04/2022 Breastfeeding is hard. Not enough people talk about how hard it can be.    Sure, some people seem to be able to whip out a boob, stick it in their baby’s mouth and be […]

Microbiome Manipulation

Microbiome Manipulation Scientifically reviewed by Dr Fathalla Ali, PhD (Paediatrics) 03/04/2022 The gut microbiome is complex and plays a major role in the development and regulation of the immune system. Maternal health, and the state of the maternal gut microbiome, before and during pregnancy is an important determinant for the development of newborn microbiome. As […]