FREE WEBINAR: Understanding The Infant Microbiome and Group B Strep (GBS)

FREE webinar featuring 3 world-leading experts on the infant microbiome and group B Strep in newborns. CE credits (pending.) Webinar available October 2018.

"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


(Date announced as soon as CE accreditation confirmed)


"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.



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)

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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 link.


Anita Kozyrskj, Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Alberta

Philip Steer, Emeritus Professor of Obstetrics, Imperial College of London

Jane Plumb MBE, Chief Executive, Group B Strep Support


"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!"

"If 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 information"

"I 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."

"As a mother, a La Leche League Leader, a doula, an IBCLC, I feel this is an excellent tool for sharing this necessary information"

"A 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. "

"Watching "Understanding the infant microbiome" should be compulsory for all health professionals involved in caring for women in pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum. It's an insightful, informative and easy to understand webinar that will definitely change the way I think about the baby's microbiome"

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Continuing Education

Contunuing Education credits to be announced soon!

All those completing the webinar will be able to download a Certificate of Completion.

Frequently Asked Questions

When can I enroll in this webinar?
You can enroll in the webinar right now! Simple click the green "Reserve your spot at the FREE WEBINAR now!" button on this page. You will be notified by email in October as soon as the webinar is available to watch.
When does the webinar become available and when does it finish?
This FREE WEBINAR will be available for a limited time in October 2018 (exact dates of when it begins/ends to be confirmed nearer the time). Whilst it is available, you can watch it anytime, day or night, across all devices. And you can claim your FREE CE credits whenever you like during the limited time the webinar is available.
Is there a special offer for the new accredited e-learning online course on group B Strep whilst the webinar is available?
You'll have to wait to see!
What if I am unhappy with the webinar?
If you're unhappy with the webinar, please post a comment and tell us why - that way we can improve the experience of the next webinar. As the webinar is free, there's no refund available.

Want to Contact Webinar Host?

Any questions about the webinar, use the contact form on the MICROBIRTH website (where you can also buy our films or books): http://microbirth.com/contact-us/


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