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 […]

Is Your Poo Normal?

MothersBabies Newsletter: Is Your Poo Normal? 21/06/2022 To view the newsletter, click here What’s something we all do a lot, but almost never talk about? Poo has to be up pretty high on the ‘taboo topics for conversation’ list. It’s smelly, it can come at embarrassing times (first date, anyone?), and know one really wants […]

Is Your Poo Normal?

Is Your Poo Normal? Written by Clare Carrick ANutr BHSc (Nutrition and Health Promotion) Scientifically reviewed by Dr Fathalla Ali, PHD Paediatrics 13/06/2022 Poop, number two, turd, doodoo, crap, ca-ca, dookie, or ‘dropping the kids off at the pool’… whatever you like to call it, pooping is a fact of life. But, while your poo […]

Shaping our Gut Health through Diet

MothersBabies Newsletter: Shaping our Gut Health through Diet 13/06/2022 To view the newsletter, click here If you’ve been following along for a while now, you’ll know how important our gut health is to so many aspects of our overall health as human beings… There are certain factors that shape our gut microbiome that we have […]

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 link between breastfeeding, BMI and Bacteria

MothersBabies Newsletter: The Surprising Links Between Breastfeeding, BMI and Bacteria 06/06/2022 To view the newsletter, click here Did you know that overweight or obese women are much less likely to breastfeed their children? Or that the gut microbiome of children of obese and overweight women is different to the children of women in the healthy […]