Vaginal Seeding (At Caesarean)

Many women have heard about, and may be interested in, the practice of ‘seeding’. Seeding is undertaken in women whose baby has been born by caesarean section. The mother’s vaginal fluids are applied to the baby’s mouth, face and body shortly after birth. The intention behind seeding is to expose the baby delivered by caesarean section to bacteria similar to that of babies born vaginally. While the transfer of bacteria at the time of birth can alter developing microbiota, and babies will have a different exposure and balance of bacteria depending on their mode of birth, the health implications for babies requires further research. I would not recommend it at this time. While it is no doubt

Insulin Dependent Diabetes- The ENDIA study

Type I (Insulin dependent) di abetes is a serious disease. There is a study going on trying to find out what causes it. If you are pregnant with Type I Diabetes (T1D), you are pregnant and your partner has T1D, you are pregnant and one of your other children has T1D, or you have a baby less than 6m of age and your child has a parent or sibling with T1D then please give serious consideration to participating in the ENDIA Study

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