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MICROBIRTH ONLINE COURSE: 9 x 60 Mins

Learn from 11 professors about the microbiome & epigenetics in pregnancy, birth & infancy. Accredited for 9 CERPs and 9 Contact Hours (approved by ACNM).

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Course Contents

The course content is divided into 9 sesions of 60 mins, with each session divided into bite-sized 5-10 minute sections.

  1. Introduction to the microbiome
  2. Microbiome and pregnancy
  3. Microbiome and vaginal birth
  4. Microbiome and C-section
  5. Microbiome and breastfeeding
  6. Epigenetics and pregnancy
  7. Epigenetics and vaginal birth
  8. Epigenetics and breastfeeding
  9. Science of oxytocin

Course Benefits

  • Lifetime access - no rush to complete the course
  • 24/7 online access - accross all computer and mobile devices
  • Full student support
  • Downloadable scientific references
  • Downloadable session study guides
  • Printable instructions and list of contents
  • Printable certificate of completion

    Continuing Education

    For midwives, nurses, doulas & birth educators

    9 Contact Hours approved by the American College of Nurse-Midwive (ACNM)

    ACNM CONTACT HOURS are accepted by many midwifery, nurse, doula & birth educator organisations including: American Midwifery Certificatioin Board for CMP, American College of Nurse-Midwives, CCI, ICEA, DONA International, CAPPA and Lamaze International.

    For lactation consultants

    9 CERPs (Continuing Education Recognition Points) approved by the International Board of Lactation Consultants Examiners (IBLCE)

    4 L-CERPS (Lactation) and 5 R-CERPs (Related) have been approved by IBLCE

    CERPs Registry Number: 317023K

    CERPs are accepted for certification / recertification for lactation consultants (IBCLC). IBCLCs recertifying by CERPs must demonstrate that they have accumulated at least 50 L-CERPs in the 5 years since they last passed the exam.

    "Really thought provoking, delivered in an easy to understand way with inspiring speakers. Providing theory to really back up the change in practice to empower midwives to educate women and their partners in maximising opportunities to colonise their baby's microbiome."

    "A brilliant resource for midwives"

    "I found it really interesting. It was easy to understand and the videos were really engaging."

    "Absolutely fascinating subject. Thank you so much for putting this together"

    11 WORLD LEADING PROFESSORS

    MARTIN BLASER

    Professor & Director of the Human Microbiome Project, New York University

    Author of Missing Microbes

    MARIA GLORIA DOMINGUEZ-BELLO

    Associate Professor, Dept. of Medicine, New York University

    RODNEY DIETERT

    Professor of Immunotoxicology, Cornell University

    Author of The Human Superorganism

    SUE CARTER

    Professor & Executive Director, Kinsey Institute

    ANITA KOZYRSKJ

    Professor, Dept. of Pediatrics, University of Alberta

    PHILLIP STEER

    Emeritus Professor of Obstetrics, Imperial College London

    ALEECA BELL

    Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago

    LESLEY PAGE

    Visiting Professor of Midwifery, Kings College London

    HANNAH DAHLEN

    Professor of Midwifery, Western Sydney University

    JACQUELYN TAYLOR

    Associate Professor, Yale University

    GREGOR REID

    Professor of Microbiology, Immunology & Surgery, University of Western Ontario

    PLUS 2 LACTATION EXPERTS

    LAUREL WILSON, IBCLC

    International breastfeeding speaker

    Co-author of bestselling books: The Greatest Pregnancy Ever and The Attachment Pregnancy

    MAUREEN MINCHIN

    Author of Milk Matters: Infant Feeding and Immune Disorders

    Group Discounts & Institutional Use

    Discounts for groups?

    • Yes, of course! The more the merrier.
    • Everyone in the group will receive their own login and password to the course.
    • Everyone in the group can complete the course at their own pace and will have lifetime access.
    • Everyone in the group will be able to download all the handouts, the Certificate of Completion and receive the Continuing Education credits.

    For a personalised group discount quote, please get in touch with the course creators via the Contact Us link below.

    Institutional use?

    If you would like the course materials for institutional use (larg organisations, schools, colleges, universities), please use the Contact Us link below for a personalised quote.

    Contact Us

    If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please get in touch using this link - messages drop straight into our inbox. We'll do our best to respond within 48 hours.

    Your Instructor


    Toni Harman
    Toni Harman

    Toni Harman is the co-director the of the multi award-winning documentary MICROBIRTH, author of the books THE MICROBIOME EFFECT & YOUR BABY'S MICROBIOME and MICROBIRTH ONLINE COURSE LEADER.


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    Frequently Asked Questions


    When does the course start and finish?
    The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
    How long do I have access to the course?
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