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Articles On Pregnancy and Maternity

October 23, 2019

Even the Fetus Has Gut Bacteria, Study Shows

Newswise.com

"A study in humans and mice demonstrated that a fetus has its own microbiome, or communities of bacteria living in the gut, which are known to play important roles in the immune system and metabolism."

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February 7, 2018

Antibiotics during pregnancy could increase a child's risk of infection

TimesLive.co.za

"We do however need to use antibiotics sensibly in all age groups, including pregnant women because they do decrease 'good' bacteria in the gut microbiome."

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December 17, 2016

How To Provide The Strongest Foundation For Your Newborn's Microbiome

MindBodyGreen.com, by Dr. Eva Zasloff

"So an essential part of the first few months of a baby's life is establishing a healthy bacterial environment in areas like the skin and the gut."

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July 31, 2014

Obesity During Pregnancy Modulates Offspring Microflora Composition And Gastrointestinal Functions

MedicalNewsToday.com

". . . maternal obesity leads to marked changes in the offspring's gastrointestinal microflora composition and gastrointestinal function."

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December 17, 2016

How To Provide The Strongest Foundation For Your Newborn's Microbiome

MindBodyGreen.com, by Dr. Eva Zasloff

"So an essential part of the first few months of a baby's life is establishing a healthy bacterial environment in areas like the skin and the gut."

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July 31, 2014

Obesity During Pregnancy Modulates Offspring Microflora Composition And Gastrointestinal Functions

MedicalNewsToday.com

". . . maternal obesity leads to marked changes in the offspring's gastrointestinal microflora composition and gastrointestinal function."

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August 29, 2013

Human Microbiome May Be Seeded Before Birth

NYTimes.com, by Carl Zimmer

"Dr. Madan and a number of other researchers are now convinced mothers seed their fetuses with microbes during pregnancy. They argue that this early inoculation may be important to the long-term health of babies."

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August 12, 2013

Children Born By Caesarean Section At Greater Risk For Allergies

MedicalNewsToday.com

"With natural birth the child is exposed to bacteria in the mother's birth canal, a good start to the formation of the child's own gut microbiota."

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July 6, 2013

Eczema May Be Linked To Antibiotic Use In Babies

MedicalNewsToday.com, by Honor Whiteman

"One potential explanation is that broad-spectrum antibiotics alter the gut microflora and that this in turn affects the maturing immune system in a way that promotes allergic disease development."

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June 13, 2013

Infant Formula Use Linked To 'Metabolic Stress' And Later Disease Risks: Study

Nutraingredients.com by Nathan Gray

"Infants that are fed formula rather than breast milk may experience metabolic stress that plays a role in long suggested long-term risks for obesity, diabetes and other diseases, say researchers."

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