About Us

Who are we?

We are Toni Harman (left) and Alex Wakeford (right).

We are the filmmakers behind the award-winning documentary film MICROBIRTH.

We are also the authors of the books THE MICROBIOME EFFECT (UK edition) & YOUR BABY's MICROBIOME (US edition).

We are also the founders of this online school, MICROBIOME COURSES.


Our Story

When Toni was pregnant, she wanted a homebirth.

And Toni wanted to exclusively breastfeed.

In the event, Toni ended up with an emergency C-section and struggled to breastfeed.

After the birth, we both had one burning question:

Could birth and infant feeding affect a child's long-term health?

Our 10 year search for answers led us to interview some of the world's top professors and scientists.

We made the film MICROBIRTH, wrote a book and have created the evidence-based courses found in MICROBIOME COURSES.

Now we want to share what we have learned on this journey with you.

Our Mission

Our mission is to spread awareness about the microscopic events happening during pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding.

We want to explain the science to parents and to healthcare professionals in a way that is easy-to-digest & easy-to-understand.

If we can spread awareness far and wide about this critical science, then we believe we can help change the health of the next generation.

We would love you to join us on this incredible journey.


Connect with us

We would love to connect with you via social media.

FACEBOOK (please join us!): https://www.facebook.com/groups/473121803401844/

INSTAGRAM (please show some love!): https://www.instagram.com/microbiomecourses/

PINTEREST (please save the pin!): https://www.pinterest.co.uk/MicrobiomeCourses/

LINKEDIN (please connect with me): https://www.linkedin.com/in/toniharman/

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Contact Us

You can contact us via Microbirth website: https://microbirth.com/contact-us/

You can reach our school home page via any of these links:

Microbiome Courses: microbiomecourses.com

Microbiome Academy: microbiomeacademy.com

Microbiome Courses / Microbirth School: https://microbirth.teachable.com

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