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On-Demand Learning: “Seeding” The Newborn’s Microbiome – Can We Do It? Should We Be Doing It?

On-Demand Learning: “Seeding” The Newborn’s Microbiome – Can We Do It? Should We Be Doing It?

On-Demand Learning: “Seeding” The Newborn’s Microbiome – Can We Do It? Should We Be Doing It?

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Launch date: 14 Dec 2016

Expiry Date: 28 Feb 2019

Last updated: 22 Apr 2018

Reference: 167448

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New and emerging research about the neonatal microbiome indicates that delivery by cesarean birth interrupts the normal colonization of the newborn potentially affecting the health of children throughout their lifetimes. This self-paced activity looks at some of the latest research and the implications for parents and providers.

Participants can earn 0.5 Lamaze Contact Hours and 0.5 contact hours of CNE credit upon successful completion.


Summarize the background and findings of research regarding the neonatal microbiome.
A. Basic study findings
i. Partial microbiome transfers observed and maintained for the first 30 days of life in swabbed infants born via cesarean section.
B. Differences observed in the microbiome of babies born vaginally and via cesarean.
Identify implications of research related to the neonatal microbiome for parents and perinatal care providers
C. Transfer of vaginal microbes to cesarean born infants.
i. Procedures
ii. Results
D. Healthy vaginal microbiome
i. Function and application to practice
E. “Seeding” Newborns
i. Needs for future research
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Lamaze International
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Anne M. Estes, PhD is a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Genome Sciences in Baltimore, MD and a freelance science writer. She is interested in how microbes and their host organisms work together throughout host development. Anne blogs about the importance of microbes, especially during pregnancy, birth, first foods, and early childhood at Mostly Microbes.

Cara Gibson, BSc (Hon), MS, PhD was trained as an entomologist (insect scientist) and her interests include ecology, biodiversity, and interactions with microbial symbionts. She has worked as a field ecologist, research scientist, educator, outreach coordinator, and scientific illustrator. Dr. Gibson would like to help bridge the gap between current practices and new research to improve women’s health and birth outcomes. Contact Cara at caramgibson at gmail dot com for illustration inquiries / permissions.

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  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
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