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.
Maria Gloria Dominguez Bello