Infant Microbiome & Epigenetics: Microbirth Online Course (9x 60 mins) for members of Australian College of Midwives
Evidence-based science on infant microbiome & epigenetics. 9 CPD HOURS (ACM), 9 CERPs (IBLCE) & 0.9 CEUs (MEAC) & 9 Contact Hours (ACNM)
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THIS COURSE IS FOR MEMBERS OF:
AUSTRALIAN COLLEGE OF MIDWIVES
THE INFANT MICROBIOME & EPIGENETICS
(MICROBIRTH ONLINE COURSE 9 x 60 MINS)
For Australian College of Midwives
Helping YOU feel more confident about the infant microbiome.
Helping YOU support parents with full informed choice.
Helping YOU understand the science that strongly supports:
- vaginal birth
- immediate skin-to-skin contact
- exclusive breastfeeding
For the optimal development of the infant immune system for best possible lifelong health
Evidence-based with up-to-date references
Easy-to-understand & easy-to-digest
Go-at-your-own pace with no deadlines
Learn from 11 leading professors and 2 lactation experts
Approved for 9 CPD HOURS / CE credits
Downloadable handouts & Certificate of Completion
Covers the developing infant microbiome and epigenetics during conception, pregnancy, vaginal birth, C-section, breastfeeding & formula feeding
The course content is divided into 9 sesions of 60 mins.
Each session is split into bite-sized 5-10 minute lessons featuring:
- PDF presentations
- high-quality short videos featuring 11 world-leading professors
- online graded tests
- downloadable study handouts including scientific references
- student evaluations
- moderated discussion forums
Lifetime access means you can go at your own pace, and return to the course content again and again.
The course content will be regularly updated ensuring you are kept up-to-date with the very latest research!On completion of the whole course, a print-ready Certificate of Completion is available to download for continuing education credits.
The 9 x 60 mins sessions are:
- Introduction to the microbiome
- Microbiome and pregnancy
- Microbiome and vaginal birth
- Microbiome and C-section
- Microbiome and breastfeeding
- Epigenetics and pregnancy
- Epigenetics and vaginal birth
- Epigenetics and breastfeeding
- Science of oxytocin
* Learn the science from 11 world-leading professors & 2 lactation experts
* You will feel much more confident when asked questions by parents.
* You will be up to date with the latest evidence-based research.
You will understand the role of the infant microbiome and epigenetics
during pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and early infancy.
Approved for 9 Continuing Education credits:
you are a midwife (LM, CPM, CM, CNM), lactation consultant, nurse, doula, childbirth
educator, breastfeeding professional or other health professional, the following CE credits are
accepted by many midwifery, nursing, doula, childbirth education
AMCB for CMP, ACM, CCI, ICEA, DONA International, CAPPA and as CE
Credits by Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educators.
- 9 CPD HOURS - Australian College of Midwives (ACM)
- 9 CONTACT HOURS - American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) #2019/012
- 9 HOURS / 0.9 CEUs - Midwifery Educational Accreditation Council (MEAC) Program No #M1819-62-0621DE
- 9 CERPs (4 L-CERPs & 5 R-CERPs) - International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE) CERPS Registry No. 319021K
- 9.0 LAMAZE CONTACT HOURS - Lamaze International LIN 18-20. These hours may be applied towards recertification as an LCCE educator under the learning competencies 1, 3, 5 and 6.
- 9.0 CONTACT HOURS - accepted by International Childbirth Education Association (ICEA) LIN
- 9 HOURS of continuing education approved by the Midwifery Council (for midwives of New Zealand). This course has been approved as continuing midwifery education by the Midwifery Council (New Zealand) for 9 hours. Alto Films Ltd Approval Number: 2018CME038E
- This course can be used as 9 HOURS CPD for revalidation by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
- The 9 CONTACT HOURS approved by Lamaze International are accepted as 9 Contact Hours by CAPPA, DONA International and other doula / childbirth education organisations (please check with your own organisation).
- American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) is an approved provider of nursing CNEs. This means 9 Contact Hours approved by ACNM can be used as 9 nursing CNEs, but please check with your state board / provider.
- Approved for 9 HOURS / 0.9 Midwifery CEU credits by the Midwifery Education & Accreditation Council ( Program No #M1819-62-0621DE). These 9 HOURS / 0.9 Midwifery CEUs are applicable for Certified Professional Midwives recertifying through the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM).
- Accepted as 5 HOURS for CLC recertification purposes by the Academy of Lactation Policy and Practice (ALPP).
How do Continuing Education credits apply to you?
This course is an Australian College of Midwives CPD
Recognised Activity and has been approved for 9 CPD
- Australian Midwives and Nurses are required to collect 20 hours
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) each year, so this course will
provide 9 CPD Hours out of those 20 CPD Hours. If required for auditing,
the course certificate will provide date and number of CPD Hours. If
required for auditing, a brief description of objectives are listed at
the start of each course session.
- 9 Contact Hours (ACNM) are applicable to Nurse-Midwives, Certified Midwives, Registered Nurses,
doulas and childbirth education providers.
- ACNM is an approved provider of nursing CNEs, so 9 Contact Hours approved by ACNM are accepted as Contact Hours by many state boards for nursing CNEs (please check with your own state board/provider)
- 9 Contact Hours (ACNM) are accepted by the Competency and Credentialing Institute (CCI) for CNOR recertification and CRNFA recertification.
- 9 Contact Hours (ACNM) are accepted as part of Certificate Maintenance Program (CMP) by the American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB). The AMCB operates on a 5-year certification cycle. That means that if you initially pass in 2017, you will have five years until 2022 to fulfil the certification cycle requirements, which includes completion of 20 Contact Hours (2.0 CEUs)
- 9 HOURS / 0.9 Midwifery CEU's (MEAC) can be applied to Certified Professional Midwives registered with the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM) and can also be used for recertification and general career development by midwives and other healthcare providers.
- 9 CERPs (4 L-CERPs and 5 R-CERPs) can be used for
recertification for Lactation Consultants (IBCLC). Five years after most
recently passing the IBLCE certification exam, IBCLCs may renew their
certification by demonstrating completion of 75 hours of continuing education
that has been approved for CERPs. Of these, at least 50 must be L-CERPs. IBCLCs
recertifying by CERPs may use up to 20 R-CERPs to complete recertification
- Accepted as 5 HOURS for CLC recertification purposes by the Academy of Lactation Policy and Practice (ALPP).
completion of the Infant Microbiome & Epigenetics (Microbirth Online Cours ), you will
receive your own Certificate of Completion listing the above Continuing
Overall Opinion Of Microbirth Online Course
"Absolutely fascinating subject. Thank you so much for putting this together"
"A brilliant resource for midwives"
"I found it really interesting. It was easy to understand and the videos were really engaging"
"Very insightful information that is critical to pass on to both healthcare professionals as well as to pregnant moms and dads"
a midwife and IBCLC, I found the info on the microbiome and the
Lactobacilli in the bowel and vagina fascinating. I aim to share it with
colleagues and with women and families for whom I provide care and
reinforce the issues around skin to skin and breastfeeding esp.
breastfeeding being more than a food"
"I just wish we could ensure that all medical students and nursing students had access to this as part of their early training"
"It was very educational, and informative. It certainly will help me strive towards even better care"
"Very happy with the value for the price and excited about the information. Scientifically ground breaking, but not difficult to understand and teach"
Opinion About Course Content
"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"
"The emerging research explains things we have known for a long time. It will help me communicate information about the importance of vaginal birth, breastfeeding and skin to skin both to women and their significant others and to other professionals"
"Educationally, I appreciate how the content is repeated in the video and PDF to integrate many learning styles into the program"
"I like how the line up evolved from beginning to end. It really made sense to me"
"The videos and the slideshows were all extremely informative and linked together well"
was very logical and easy to follow. It was an interesting perspective
of the importance of birth and breastfeeding in creating our individual
microbiome, equipping our immune system and preparing us to survive and
thrive in the environment we are born into. The sobering consequences of
not respecting this process are also presented"
11 WORLD LEADING PROFESSORS
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
Professor of Immunotoxicology, Cornell University
Author of The Human Superorganism
Professor & Executive Director, Kinsey Institute
Professor, Dept. of Pediatrics, University of Alberta
Emeritus Professor of Obstetrics, Imperial College London
Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago
Visiting Professor of Midwifery, Kings College London
Professor of Midwifery, Western Sydney University
Associate Professor, Yale University
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
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 UsIf 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.
Toni Harman is the co-producer/director of the of the multi award-winning documentary MICROBIRTH and co-author of the books, THE MICROBIOME EFFECT (UK & World) & YOUR BABY'S MICROBIOME (US/Canada). Toni is the creator and course leader of MICROBIRTH ONLINE COURSE.
Toni has been featured as a guest on BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour, BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC World Service and also she has appeared as a guest on numerous podcasts. Her work has been featured in The Observer, The Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mail. Toni has written blog-post articles for Scientific American and the Huffington Post. Toni has also been keynote speaker at several international scientific, midwifery and breastfeeding conferences.
You can contact Toni Harman via the contact form HERE.
Preview1. Session One - Objectives
Preview2. VIDEO: Introduction to the science of childbirth (2:59)
Preview3. Explanation of the human microbiome
Preview4. VIDEO: What is the microbiome? (5:44)
Preview5. Microbiome and human health
Start6. VIDEO: Connection between the microbiome and human health (5:53)
Start7. How humans are impacting the microbiome
Start8. VIDEO: Concerns for the future (4:36)
Start9. To safeguard human health
Start10. VIDEO: Potential importance of microbes during conception (1:57)
Start11. Session One - Downloads
Start12. Session One - Test
Start1. Session Two - objectives
Start2. VIDEO: The microbiome and pregnancy (2:04)
Start3. Maternal heritage and Group B Strep (GBS)
Start4. VIDEO: How mother's microbiome changes during pregnancy (2:33)
Start5. How a mother's microbiome changes during pregnancy
Start6. VIDEO: Focus on potential prenatal exposures during pregnancy (6:07)
Start7. Fetus exposed to microbes during pregnancy
Start8. Session Two - Downloads
Start9. Session Two - Test