MothersBabies Newsletter:
You are what you eat... and so are your babies


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When you’re pregnant, it may feel like countless advice is being thrown at you from all angles: ‘make sure you sleep’, ‘this is the best pram’ etc.

But by far, one of the most common pieces of advice doled out is about what a pregnant woman should be putting in her mouth!

There are so many ‘accepted myths’ out there: that a pregnant lady needs to ‘eat for two’ (false!), will lose all her ‘baby weight’ instantly after the birth (not necessarily true), or should enjoy eating as much cake as she wants because she’ll be putting on heaps of weight anyway (definitely not true!).

This newsletter will explain why these myths need to be dispelled!

There’s some really interesting research out there shining a light on exactly how important diet, and the health of a woman’s gut, is during preconception and pregnancy.

In this newsletter, you will read:

  • An article by nutritionist Clare Carrick describing the complex relationship between a high fat pregnancy diet, the maternal microbiome, and the impact this has on baby’s future health.
  • A summary of research written by Dr Fathalla Ali on the maternal microbiome, obesity, and the effect on baby’s microbiome.
  • And you can watch a short clip from Dr Steven Leach, where he poses some really important questions to consider when we discuss changing the microbiome through lifestyle interventions.

If you enjoy our newsletter, share it with a friend! We’re on a mission to ensure that every woman who wants a healthy pregnancy has access to accurate, up to date evidence-based information.


The information in this newsletter is provided for general educational purposes only.

Statements or opinions expressed in the newsletter should not be taken as fact, but as opinion on the current state of evidence based science. The content is not (and should not be taken to be) medical advice or an endorsement or recommendation of any specific product or treatment.

If you require medical attention please seek professional advice from an appropriately experienced health practitioner. 

Keywords: Pregnancy, baby, lifestyle, environment, probiotics, diet/nutrition

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