Maternal obesity and the gut microbiome

Maternal Obesity and the Gut Microbiome Written by Dr Fathalla Ali, PHD Paediatrics 9/9/2020​ Maternal obesity is the result of complex and multifactorial pathways and is associated with multiple pregnancy complications such as increased risk of miscarriage, gestational diabetes, hypertension, and preeclampsia as well as increased risk of cesarean section delivery. Maternal obesity is the […]

Microbiome before pregnancy and its impact on successful conception

Microbiome Before Pregnancy and its Impact on Successful Conception Written by Dr Fathalla Ali, PHD Paediatrics 9/9/2020​ It has been assumed that the composition of microbiota of follicular fluid, semen, uterine and vagina before pregnancy contribute to a successful pregnancy (1): Microbiota in the follicular fluid was found to play an important role in the […]

Ethnic background and vaginal microbiota

Ethnic Background and Vaginal Microbiota Written by Dr Fathalla Ali, PHD Paediatrics 9/9/2020​ The vaginal microbiota is complex ecosystem influenced by ethnic background, genes, and environmental and behavioural factors. The healthy vagina is dominated by several Lactobacillus species that support the defence system against infection and dysbiosis (an imbalance in the microbial community that is […]