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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Why We Love Bifidobacteria

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Why We Love Bifidobacteria Written by Clare Carrick ANutr (BHSc Nutrition and Health Promotion) Scientifically reviewed by Dr Fathalla Ali, PhD (Paediatrics) 15/2/2022 Probiotic supplements are everywhere these days, and they come with some pretty hefty health claims. Are these claims too good to be true? Will any old probiotic do? Do I need to […]

MothersBabies Newsletter – Bifidobacteria and Immunity

MothersBabies Newsletter: Bifidobacteria and Immunity 14/2/2022 To view the newsletter, click here. There isn’t a magic pill that will stop us getting disease but a strong immune system is definitely a good start.  There is a growing body of evidence that suggests the immune system we develop in our early years lays the foundation for […]

MothersBabies Newsletter – All About Pre and Probiotics

MothersBabies Newsletter:All About Pre and Probiotics 14/2/2022 To view the newsletter, click here.   We know that having a good balance of healthy microbes in your gut can have significant health benefits for you and your baby, but how do you get more of the ‘good stuff?’. One way is probiotics, which are essentially good […]

Do You Need a Probiotic During Pregnancy?

Do You Need a Probiotic During Pregnancy? Written by Clare Carrick ANutr (BHSc Nutrition and Health Promotion) Scientifically reviewed by Dr Fathalla Ali, PhD (Paediatrics) 7/2/2022 What are probiotics? Probiotics contain living microorganisms that may help to repopulate or balance the gut microbiome of the host (1). An accepted definition of probiotics is ‘live microorganisms […]

Transcript from the MothersBabies Panel Discussion, Part 2

Transcript from the MothersBabies Panel Discussion, Part 2 May, 2021   The Panel Discussion, held in May 2021, was a unique combination of various experts in the field of the microbiome. They discuss factors that impact the microbiome of a newborn through to toddler age, and the evidence that suggests the microbiome is linked to […]