Show Notes

This episode, my good friend and fellow naturopath Cheree Sheldon, joins us for an episode all about pregnancy – before, during and after. Cheree is incredibly researched based, and we wanted to come together to discuss a listener query regarding “vaginal seeding”, that is, when doctors swab the mother’s vagina and wipe the vaginal fluid on baby’s body, face and mouth following a c-section birth.

We start by playing a clip from the British Medical Journal, introducing vaginal seedings – what they are, what they involve and how it can help. We speak about the ever changing research about microbiome shared between mother and baby and what impact this can have.

Cheree shares her knowledge about influencing microbiome in babies and how vital this is in the first two years of their lives.

Ultimately, it’s your body and your baby, informed consent and this is something we’re very passionate about!

So much juicy info and conversations within this episode, especially for parents or parents-to-be.

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