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Seed the micro-biome

Updated: Sep 26, 2019

⬆️ Tired head on me.....but I had just given birth to Jazmine so I think I get away with it 🥰⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Hypnobirthing & Me not only prepares you mentally for labour but physically also. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Who has heard of seeding the micro biome? 🙋🏼‍♀️⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A vital importance for a baby is to seed the micro-biome. That means a baby being born normally as it passes through the mothers vagina picks up micro-organisms which colonise the gut. Up to that point, the baby’s digestive process has gone through the mother. The gut is colonised with micro-organisms from its mother to which it has its mothers immunity. That’s how it naturally builds its immune system. A baby born by caesarean doesn’t have that advantage but there are ways around this. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A mother can take a swab from the vagina and wipe it around the baby’s face. This should be kept in a sterile place until baby is born. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If it is a planned c-section, the mother can lye on a blanket in advance and wrap baby in it once born to colonise the baby with the micro organisms. Likewise, for an unplanned c-section, lye on a baby blanket during the operation and wrap baby in it afterwards. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ These are good ways for a mother to own a c-section. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ For more useful tips feel free to reach out via the contact form on my website⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

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