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If you’re a birth educator, doula, midwife or other health professional…
New from the makers of Microbirth and award winning Health Professional Bridget Supple, a practical intensive one-day workshop aimed at birth professionals on the Microbiome, Birth and Breastfeeding.
Aimed at childbirth educators, midwives, doulas, lactation consultants and other healthcare professionals.
Thursday March 2nd 2017
- £65 before February 9th
- £85 after February 9th
ISLINGTON, LONDON UK
May 15 2017
BOOK NOW to qualify for early bird discount
- £65 before April 24th
- £85 after April 24th
Voluntary Action Islington
ABOUT THE WORKSHOP
Recent science shows that it’s critically important that a baby is exposed to his or her mother’s bacteria during pregnancy, birth and infancy. This has long-term implications for the baby’s future health and well-being.
But what does this mean? And how does a mother ‘seed and feed’ her baby’s microbiome?
This practical workshop filled with videos, interactive learning and group exercises reveals the secrets of the infant microbiome which will help you better support parents by giving you a full understanding about this cutting-edge research.
In this one day workshop the presenter will guide you through the work of leading scientists in the field of the microbiome.
Your confidence in the science behind the messages will be strengthened and you will leave with exercises and activities to do with parents.
Sample prepared and imaged by Dr. Adam Jakus of Prof. Ramille Shah’s TEAM Laboratory, Simpson Querrey Institute for BioNanotechnology, Northwestern University
In this workshop you will:
ABOUT THE PRESENTER BRIDGET SUPPLE
Bridget Supple has been teaching parents about birth, brain development and, more recently, the microbiome for 15 years at Birmingham Women’s Hospital and for the charities NCT and TAMBA (Twins and Multiple Birth Association) where, for the last few years, she has been the highest evaluated teacher. As well as teaching parents she runs workshops for Health Professionals, Birth Workers and Children’s Centre Staff on optimising the start for babies as well as regular conference talks across the country.
Bridget has taught in Children’s Centre’s as part of an Outreach program targeting groups less likely to attend standard classes and developed and delivered a course for BME women in Telford in 2012. More recently she has been running sessions for Children’s Centre staff on the microbiome and baby brain development
In 2012 Bridget also designed and ran a Talk to your Baby project within an antenatal class and delivered this as part of the Women’s hospital classes. This was hugely successful and has now been rolled out to all the hospital Parent Education teachers. As a result of her work at the Women’s Bridget was invited to speak at the National Literacy Trust conference and as a result of this, in addition to teaching parents, she runs workshops for Health Professionals, Birth Workers and Children’s Centre Staff on optimising the start for babies as well as giving regular conference talks across the country.
Bridget also runs the Facebook page “Seeding Baby’s Microbiome” a source for health professionals and parents alike to keep up to date with the latest science and understanding of giving baby the best microbial start.
ABOUT THE SCIENTISTS
The workshop features videos and research from world-leading professors and scientists including:
- Professor Martin Blaser, Director, Human Microbiome Project, New York University
- Professor Rodney Dietert, Professor of Immunotoxicology, Cornell University
- Associate Professor Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello, Microbiologist, New York University
- Professor Hannah Dahlen, Professor of Midwifery, Western Sydney University
- Professor Anita Kozyrskyj, Professor, Pediatriacs, University of Alberta, Canada
- Professor Gregor Reid, Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, and Surgery at Western University
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