FMTV - MicroBirth


Runtime: 59m 24s | Release date: 2014

A 60 minute award-winning documentary investigating the latest scientific research about the microscopic events happening during childbirth. These events could have life-long consequences for the health of our children and potentially could even impact future generations.

Featuring a dozen professors from world-leading institutions, Microbirth looks at birth in a whole new way; through the lens of a microscope. The film shines a light on the microbiome - the trillions of bacteria that inhabit our bodies - that many scientists believe are critical for human health.

The film reveals the latest science that suggests there is a narrow window for optimally “seeding and feeding” a baby's microbiome. This window surrounds birth. If you miss this window, there may be consequences later not just for the lifelong health of our children, but potentially, it may also affect the health of future generations.

Martin Blaser
Rodney Dietert
Maria Gloria Dominguez Bello
Sue Carter
Aleeca Bell
Jacquelyn Taylor
Hannah Dahlen
Stefan Elbe
Lesley Page
Philip Steer
Neena Modi
Anita Kozyrskyj


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Gingi Freeman | 7 months, 2 weeks ago
Typo in the description - "The film shines a light on the microbiome - the trillions of bacteria that inhabit are bodies -" Should read "our". ;-)
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Pauline Balidiong | FMTV | 7 months, 2 weeks ago
Thank you, Gingi for this. I will pass this on to the team :) ~ Pauline
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Olivea wright | 7 months, 3 weeks ago
Both my babies were born via c-section. I’m now desperately trying to rebuild their micro biome and what I don’t know is if it’s fully possible. Thanks for putting this information out there. I wish I knew this stuff 10 years ago I would have fought harder for a vaginal birth.
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Ivory David | FMTV | 7 months, 3 weeks ago
Hi Olivea, thank you for sharing your thoughts and experience with us. We are more than happy that we were able to help spread this valuable information ~ Ivory :)
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Alonna Columbo | 10 months, 3 weeks ago
Informative and powerful. Supports my intuition on the importance of birth procedure choices and baby’s health and my upcoming natural birth plans. Thank you for including this doc in the FMTV vaults!!
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Iris Aguanta | FMTV | 10 months, 3 weeks ago
You are most welcome, Alonna! It is our great pleasure to share this amazing documentary with the community :) All the best on your journey ahead! ~ Iris
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Karen Miller | 11 months, 3 weeks ago
Powerful, thought-provoking documentary. Share this with your daughters.
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carolan ammirata | 11 months ago
i totally makes so much sense and the urgency...for the sake of our children and mother earth.....NOW
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Lesley Dubroy None | 1 year ago
This is a brilliant doco and so important. I watched this last year sometime and will watch it again. The statistics for non-medically necessary caesareans are far too high in some countries and this will have significant impact on the health of future generations with resulting implications for healthcare costs. We were meant to be born this way and for good reason. Brilliant addition to the FMTV library!
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Iris Aguanta | FMTV | 1 year ago
So pleased to hear you loved this documentary, Lesley and thank you so much for sharing your insights on this topic! :) ~ Iris

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