Birth Summit Unleashed

LEARN ABOUT THE INFANT MICROBIOME IN PREGANCY, BIRTH AND BREASTFEEDING

9 DAYS OF FREE VIDEOS FEATURING WORLD-LEADING PROFESSORS

20-28 FEBRUARY 2017

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WELCOME TO BIRTH SUMMIT “UNLEASHED”

A FREE nine day event on the seeding & feeding of the infant microbiome for parents, healthcare professionals & educators.

February 20-28th 2017

WHAT IS BIRTH SUMMIT UNLEASHED?

Birth Summit Unleashed is an online digital resource exploring the seeding & feeding of the infant microbiome during pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding.

With over 100 minutes of video presentations, you will learn from some of the world-leading professors behind the very latest scientific research.

BIRTH SUMMIT “UNLEASHED” is completely FREE to watch. Register and you will receive daily emails during the summit with links to the videos.

The Birth Summit

THE SEEDING OF THE INFANT MICROBIOME

Expectant parents are hearing more and more about the seeding and feeding of the infant microbiome for improved chance of lifelong health.

This groundbreaking science is helping empower mothers in their birth choices, but it is also creating a certain level of anxiety due to an incomplete understanding of this complex research.

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A gap exists between the science and what it means in real practical terms for parents.

BRIDGING THE GAP

The purpose of this Birth Summit is to bridge that gap by connecting the scientists behind the actual research with healthcare professionals, childbirth educators and parents.

Seed and feed the infant microbiome

12 VIDEO PRESENTATIONS

We will be releasing videos each day and they will be available for free for the duration of the summit (20-28 Feb). See the schedule below to make sure you don’t miss out on anything of particular interest!

Introduction to the Birth Summit

Introduction to Birth Summit Unleashed

Why is the science of childbirth so important?

20th Feb: Why is the science of birth so important?

What is the human microbiome?

20th Feb: What is the Human Microbiome?

The connection between the microbiome and human health

21st Feb: The connection between human health and the microbiome

The microbiome and pregnancy

22nd Feb: The microbiome and pregnancy

The microbiome and vaginal birth

23rd Feb: The microbiome and vaginal birth

The microbiome and breastfeeding

24th Feb: The microbiome and breastfeeding

The microbiome and the developing immune system

25th Feb: The microbiome and the developing immune system

The microbiome and C-section

26th Feb: The microbiome and C-section (short version)

Solutions?

26th Feb Solutions?

The personal feelings of the professors

27th Feb: The personal feelings of the professors

Frequently asked questions about the microbiome

28th Feb: Webinar: Frequently asked questions about the microbiome

THE COMPLETE SERIES

While Birth Summit Unleashed includes the essential videos on the infant microbiome, we are also offering the complete series aimed at healthcare professionals and childbirth educators.

The complete series is available on Vimeo on Demand now for US$19 ($29 after the summit). You will get 90 days access and includes all the Birth Summit Unleashed videos as well as the following:

The microbiome and C-section

The microbiome and C-section (long version)

Swab seeding and other solutions to C-section

Swab seeding and other solutions to C-section

Epigenetics

Epigenetics

The connection between C-section and long-term health problems

The connection between C-section and long-term health problems

Tip of the iceberg

Tip of the iceberg

Association or causation?

Association or causation?

Concerns for the future

Concerns for the future

How to teach the microbiome to parents

Webinar: How to teach the microbiome to parents

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM THE COMPLETE SERIES

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Increase your knowledge of the microbiome through video presentations featuring 12 world-leading professors from universities such as: Cornell, Yale, NYU, Imperial and King’s College London.

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Boost your confidence in teaching the science of the microbiome to expectant parents.

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Become fully informed about what can be done during pregnancy, vaginal birth, C-section, infant feeding and early infancy for optimal lifelong health.

The complete series of videos is aimed at healthcare professionals and educators and features:

Aimed at childbirth educators and other maternity professionals (midwives, doulas, doctors and lactation consultants) engaged in educating parents .

Featuring 12 world-leading scientists and clinicians featured in Microbirth.

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Educational webinar on how to teach the microbiome to expectant parents.

Up-to-date information on the infant microbiome and its positive health implications for pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and early infancy.

Hosted by the makers of the award-winning documentary, Microbirth.

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Broadcast quality interview-based video presentations.

WANT THE COMPLETE SERIES?

Get 90 day access on Vimeo On Demand for $19*

The complete series of the Birth Summit has over 3 hours of videos and are intended for healthcare professionals & childbirth educators

*Special offer until Feb 28th. $29 thereafter.

GET ACCESS NOW

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT THE BIRTH SUMMIT

I was writhing in happiness only at 3 minutes into this video series. It is very well done, and easily understood.

This information is valuable for anyone who desires to understand more about optimal health. I am excited to bring this information into my work, straight to parents and professionals alike.

Barbara Riviera

Social Media Manager, Association for Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health (APPPAH)

Fantastic!!! This has been an incredibly inspiring experience!

Birth professionals need to be aware of the great responsibility we have towards the future of our civilisation’s health.

WE need to spread the word URGENTLY. This is about sustainability of our health, about life quality, about the future of humanity.

I hope our children will look back and realize how lucky they were to have people like you worrying about real basic and important health issues.

Imma Sarries

Home birth independent midwife

THE PROFESSORS

Martin Blaser

Martin Blaser

Director of the Human Microbiome Program & Professor of Translational Medicine, New York University

World-leading microbiome expert, author of MISSING MICROBES

“We have to alert the public about what’s going on so that they understand what the stakes are and where this is coming from”.

Rodney Dietert

Rodney Dietert

Professor of Immunotoxicology, Cornell University

World-leading expert in human immune system, author of THE HUMAN SUPERORGANISM

“This should be on every birth plan. Every health professional tending to pregnant women should be aware of the importance of the microbiome and supporting a healthy microbiome because that is what is going to influence health across a life-span. The solution starts with birth.”

Maria Gloria Dominguez Bello

Maria Gloria Dominguez Bello

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, New York University

Expert in infant microbiome research.

“Our Westernised lifestyle (and our technology) has given us many good things, but it comes with collateral damage. We have to understand its impact and try to correct it before it’s too late, both at the level of the planet, of our environment, of our macro ecosystems, and of our own microbial ecosystems that live with us.”

Anita Kozyrskyj

Anita Kozyrskyj

Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Alberta and Co-Principal Investigator, Synergy in Microbiota Research (SyMBIOTA)

Expert in infant microbiome research and immune development

“There are certain patterns that occur following vaginal birth and breastfeeding that could be altered with different kind of feeding, with antibiotic use and with Caesarean delivery.”

Sue Carter

Sue Carter

Professor, Behavioral Neurobiologist, Director of The Kinsey Institute and Rudy Professor of Biology at Indiana University

World-leading expert in synthetic oxytocin.

“We are in the midst of the largest experiment in human history. My concerns for the future are that we’re going to look back on this time period and say ‘I can’t believe we did that to our children.’”

Jacqueline Taylor

Jacqueline Taylor

Associate Professor of Nursing, University of Yale

Expert in genetics.

“During childbirth we know that there are a lot of changes that occur in the genome and in the epigenome based on things that can happen in the environment – anything from things occurring in the actual environment of the mother giving birth to interventions that can occur during the birth process. All of these interventions, we believe, may have an implication or may cause changes in the epigenome that can have later impacts on health outcomes.”

Hannah Dahlen

Hannah Dahlen

Professor of Midwifery, University of Western Sydney

Expert in epigenetic impact in childbirth and midwifery.

“The worse-case scenario if we don’t change is that humanity is heading for a huge health crisis which will impact on us economically, it will impact on our quality of lives, but more significantly, it’s going to impact on the next generation.”

Aleeca Bell

Aleeca Bell

Assistant Professor, Dept of Women, Children and Family Health Science, University of Illinois at Chicago

Expert in epigenetic research in childbirth.

“If we don’t take the bigger perspective and fund research that asks the smart questions, the big questions, the developmental questions, intergenerational questions, epigenetic questions – how do we know that we’re not altering the course of humanity?”

Neena Modi

Neena Modi

Professor of Neonatal Medicine, Imperial College, London. President of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

Medical and scientific expert on newborn babies.

“We have a great opportunity before us now. Surely together we should be seizing this.”

Phillip Steer

Phillip Steer

Emeritus Professor of Obstetrics, Imperial College, London

Medical / obstetric expert on C-Sections.

“There are some aspects of normal, natural birth through the vagina which are missing when you do a Caesarean section. And it’s turning out that that may lead to some problems for the baby in the long term.”

Lesley Page

Lesley Page

Professor of Midwifery, King’s College London. President of The Royal College of Midwives

Expert on midwifery and physiological birth.

“We are not just concerned with a live healthy baby at birth, but we are also now beginning to see that we can have an impact on the future health of that baby.”

Stefan Elbe

Stefan Elbe

Professor of International Relations, University of Sussex and Director of Centre for Global Health Policy

Expert in how this cutting-edge science translates in the real world.

“I don’t think we are too late but we are definitely not too early either. This is a really big challenge, something we need to confront urgently.”

WHAT’S IT COST?

The Birth Summit Unleashed is completely FREE to watch. Videos will be released each day throughout February 20-28. Once you have registered, you will receive daily emails during the summit with links to the videos.

THE COMPLETE BIRTH SUMMIT

The complete summit (over 3 hours of videos) is available to stream via Vimeo On Demand for US$19 (until the end of the summit. $29 thereafter. Other currencies are available).

This low cost one-off fee gives you a 90 DAY DIGITAL ACCESS PASS, allowing you to take your time to view all the video clips. Be walked through the science at your leisure, ranging from a description of the microbiome, to what happens during pregnancy, vaginal birth, C-section, the difference between breastfeeding and formula feeding, and early infancy.

INSTITUTIONAL USE

If you would like to use the Birth Summit in your institution, please contact us.

FAQ

What is the BIRTH SUMMIT UNLEASHED?

The BIRTH SUMMIT UNLEASHED is a FREE video resource bringing trusted science about the infant microbiome to health professionals, childbirth educators and parents.
With over 100 minutes of high-quality video content featuring 12 world-leading professors, the BIRTH SUMMIT UNLEASHED aims to bring a better understanding of this cutting-edge science.

Who is hosting the BIRTH SUMMIT UNLEASHED?

The BIRTH SUMMIT is being hosted by Toni Harman, co-director of the award-winning documentary MICROBIRTH and co-author of the book, THE MICROBIOME EFFECT and YOUR BABY’S MICROBIOME. Together with her partner Alex Wakeford, over the past four years Toni has travelled over 50,000 miles interviewing over 30 world-leading professors about the human microbiome. Her goal is to help spread awareness of their latest research to massively improve the health of the next generation!

When is the BIRTH SUMMIT UNLEASHED?

The BIRTH SUMMIT “UNLEASHED” takes place 20-28th of February 2017.

This is when the core videos are available for free. But if you wish to purchase a Digital Access Pass, all 3+ hours of video content can be streamed on Vimeo for 90 days.

What content does the BIRTH SUMMIT UNLEASHED include?

12 videos featuring 12 professors from Microbirth covering topics including about the microbiome, pregnancy, vaginal birth, infant feeding, immune system development, C-section and solutions for the future. The professors are from universities such as: Cornell, Yale, NYU, Imperial and King’s College London.

How much does it cost?

The BIRTH SUMMIT UNLEASHED is completely FREE to watch.

But if you want to access the complete 3+ hours of video content (aimed at healthcare professionals and birth educators), you’ll need to purchase a 90 Day Access pass from Vimeo On Demand for US$19 (until the end of the summit, then $29 thereafter).

What topics does the BIRTH SUMMIT UNLEASHED cover?

VIDEO INTERVIEW PRESENTATIONS:

Why is the science of childbirth so important? Dur: 6 mins

Professors: Sue Carter, Lesley Page, Aleeca Bell, Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello,

Neena Modi, Rodney Dietert

What is the human microbiome? Dur: 5’30

Professors: Martin Blaser, Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello, Rodney Dietert, Anita Kozyrskyj, Lesley Page

Connection between the microbiome and human health? Dur: 8’30

Professors: Martin Blaser, Rodney Dietert, Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello, Neena Modi

Microbiome and pregnancy? Dur: 5’00

Professors: Rodney Dietert, Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello

Microbiome and vaginal birth? Dir: 4’30

Professors: Martin Blaser, Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello, Hannah Dahlen

Microbiome and breastfeeding? Dur: 6’05

Professors: Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello, Rodney Dietert, Neena Modi, Anita Kozyrskyj

Microbiome and the developing of the infant immune system? Dur: 5’10

Professors: Martin Blaser, Anita Kozyrskyj, Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello, Rodney Dietert

Microbiome and C-section? Dur: 6 mins approx

Professors: Hannah Dahlen, Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello, Philip Steer, Rodney Dietert, Anita Kozyrsky

Solutions? Dur: 11’40

Professors: Rodney Dietert, Aleeca Bell, Philip Steer, Hannah Dahlen, Martin Blaser, Jacquelyn Taylor, Neena Modi, Lesley Page, Maria Gloria Domginez-Bello, Stefan Elbe

Personal Feelings of the Professors? Dur: 6’15

Professors: Martin Blaser, Neena Modi, Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello, Anita Kozyrskyj, Rodney Dietert, Lesley Page, Jacquelyn Taylor, Hannah Dahlen, Aleeca Bell

Frequently Asked Questions about the microbiome Dur: 35 mins

By Toni Harman, Co-Director, MICROBIRTH, Co-Author, THE MICROBIOME EFFECT, Host, BIRTH SUMMIT

How can you contact us?

By using the Microbirth contact page

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WANT THE COMPLETE SERIES?

Get 90 day access on Vimeo On Demand for $19*

The complete series of the Birth Summit has over 3 hours of videos and are intended for healthcare professionals & childbirth educators

*Special offer until the end of the summit. $29 thereafter.

GET ACCESS NOW

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