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Pure Nurture Pregnancy and Birth

Nov 13, 2018

When Toni Harmon launched her award-winning documentary, MICROBIRTH, she wanted to shout from the rooftops about the critical microscopic events happening during pregnancy, birth, and breastfeeding.
She believes that this is critical knowledge that every healthcare  professional should know about and should care about to help empower parents with full informed  choice.
After all, the infant microbiome is a field of science that strongly  supports vaginal birth (when possible), immediate skin-to-skin contact, and exclusive breastfeeding. This enables the optimal training of the infant immune system to benefit a child's lifelong health.
That's why she created the Microbirth School, an online course offering continuing education for healthcare professionals.
In this episode, you’ll learn:
  • How Toni went from filming horror films to filming childbirth (0:35)
  • What is the microbiome (4:46)
  • Supporting a healthy pregnancy (12:43)
  • Being obsessed with cleanliness isn’t always good (17:13)
  • Benefits of living on a farm (19:20)
  • How to support your baby’s microbiome if you have a c-section (25:15)
  • Can a Mom request Swab Seeding? (31:07)
  • Do your own research and raise your kids in the best way you can (32:25)
  • Be excited about the microbiome and open your mind to new possibilities (34:49)
  • Where to study the microbiome (35:55)
Dig around to learn more at Microbirth.comMicrobirth SchoolTwitter, and Facebook.
If you've been curious about what those blue vials are at the health food store, tune into episode 15. Cilla Whatcott, PHD and Certified Homeopath reminds us that cells are designed to heal. Vaccines and antibiotics suppress immunity. With a supportive, loving environment, the body will thrive.