BBL 037: Building Baby’s Health from Birth

They’re so tiny you can’t see them – but they have a huge influence on the health of your baby. Gut bacteria, part of the “microbiota” are just starting to be studied, and your baby’s birth has a lifetime impact on how much they help – or hurt.

In this episode I cover:

  • What is gut flora and the microbiome?
  • Why the early moments of life are so important to gut flora
  • Good bacteria levels skyrocket during pregnancy!
  • The difference between microbiota during vaginal birth and cesarean section
  • How newborn gut flora influences us for life
  • How good microbiota can help your baby stay calm and happy
  • Is a gut imbalance the root of chronic inflammation? Asthma?
  • Healthy gut bacteria help fight illness
  • Best steps to give your baby a healthy digestive system
  • Why fingers need to stay away from the birth canal!

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Items mentioned in this podcast include:

Birth, Baby, and Life Podcast
Birth, Baby, and Life Podcast
Kristen Burgess: Crazy About Everything Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Baby

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About the author 


Kristen is a pregnancy coach, student midwife, and a mama to 8 - all born naturally! I've spent nearly two decades helping mamas have healthy babies, give birth naturally, and enjoy the adventure of motherhood. Does complete support for a sacred birth and beautiful beginning for your baby resonate with you? Contact me today to chat about how powerful guidance and coaching can transform your pregnancy, birth, and mothering journey <3

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