"Group B strep infection is the leading cause of life-threatening infection (meningitis, sepsis) in newborn infants. A pregnant woman may unknowingly pass group B strep to her infant during
labor and delivery. A newborn might appear perfectly healthy at birth,
then suddenly develop fever, lethargy, and difficulty breathing. Shortly
thereafter, the baby may develop meningitis, sepsis, or pneumonia and,
in extreme cases, may die."
- Quote from Group B Strep in Newborns, CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
AVAILABLE OCTOBER 2018
(Date announced as soon as CE accreditation confirmed)
FREE WEBINAR FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS:
"Understanding The Infant Microbiome
and Group B Strep (GBS)"
Join 3 world-leading experts to become better informed about the main seeding event for founding the infant microbiome and to better understand how this relates to the risk of a newborn infant developing a group B Strep infection.
This free webinar is designed to help health professionals understand how a newborn infant can become colonised with group B Strep bacteria, the two main approaches to preventing group B Strep infection in infants, to understand the impact on the infant microbiome of maternal prophylactic antibiotics (IAP) for GBS and how breastfeeding can modify these effects.
WEBINAR HAS LIMITED PLACES -
ENROLL NOW TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT!
Group B strep infection is the leading cause of life-threatening infection (meningitis, sepsis) in newborn infants.
But do you feel fully confident and up-to-speed with the latest research?
Join us for this 60 minute easy-to-understand evidence-based FREE WEBINAR featuring 3 world-leading experts to have a better understanding of:
- How bacteria is transferred from mother to baby during birth and breastfeeding as the main seeding event for founding the infant microbiome
- The difference between early-onset and late-onset neonatal GBS infection
- The two different approaches to prevent neonatal GBS infection (Universal Screening & Risk-based approach)
- The impact of maternal antibiotics (IAP) on the infant microbome and how breastfeeding could modify some of the effects
* Available October 2018
* Free to enroll
* Includes downloadable handouts and Certificate of Completion
*Approved for CE credits
* Hosted by the producer of the award-winning documentary, MICROBIRTH
* Featuring short videos with 3 world-leading experts:
* Philip Steer, Emeritus Professor of Obstetrics, Imperial College London
* Anita Kozyrskyj, Professor, Dept. of Pediatrics, University of Alberta
* Jane Plumb, Chief Executive of Group B Strep Support)
Toni Harman is the Producer / Director of the multi award documentary MICROBIRTH and author of the books THE MICROBIOME EFFECT and YOUR BABY's MICROBIOME.
Toni is also the founder of MICROBIRTH SCHOOL. 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. You can contact Toni direct on this
Anita Kozyrskj, Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Alberta
FEEDBACK FOR PREVIOUS WEBINAR:
"Understanding The Infant Microbiome"?
"This webinar is outstanding. I wish every parent, birthworker and educator could watch it. Invaluable information that is so critical for humanity and our health as a species. Well done!"
you’re a birth professional or just someone interested in the birth
experience. This is a must watch! My mind is blown by the amazing
came away with a much better understanding of the interplay between the
processes of pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding, and the role each
plays in the development of the infant microbiome. I would highly
recommend this webinar to all birth professionals."
a mother, a La Leche League Leader, a doula, an IBCLC, I feel this is
an excellent tool for sharing this necessary information"
great, easy to understand way to start learning about the next upcoming
breakthrough in birth science. Anyone who spends a lot of time around
births needs to know this information.
Contunuing Education credits to be announced soon!
All those completing the webinar will be able to download a Certificate of Completion.