FMTV - MicroBirth

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.

Featuring:
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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Jackie Roberts | 3 months, 1 week ago
This is a very interesting video with a lot to think about. I had beautiful natural births and then emergency C-sections - I am glad though that one point brought out was that opting for breast feeding for an extended period help the children who were born by C-sections (which I did). Excellent material. Thank you very much for posting
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Joyce Ann Solomon | FMTV | 3 months, 1 week ago
Our pleasure Jackie and thank you for sharing your thoughts with us :) ~ Joyce@FMTV
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Nada Delich | 4 months, 1 week ago
What a brilliant documentary. Parents should be given this documentary to watch prior to asking for a voluntary C Section. This information is powerful.
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Pauline Balidiong | FMTV | 4 months, 1 week ago
Thank you so much, Nada :) ~ Pauline@FMTV
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Gingi Freeman | 1 year 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 | 1 year ago
Thank you, Gingi for this. I will pass this on to the team :) ~ Pauline
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Olivea wright | 1 year 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 | 1 year 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 | 1 year, 3 months 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 | 1 year, 3 months 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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