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

The tips, tools, and straight talk you want for pregnancy, childbirth, and bringing up baby

About the author 


Kristen is childbirth educator, student midwife, and a mama to 8 - all born naturally! She has spent years helping mamas have healthy babies, give birth naturally, and enjoy the adventure of motherhood. Find her on her website and helping families through her online childbirth class

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