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. Approved for CE credits. Available 27th Nov - 4th Dec

"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


FROM TUES 27th NOV - TUES 4th DEC 2018


"Understanding The Infant Microbiome & Group B Strep (GBS)"

Join 3 world-leading experts to become better informed about Group B Strep and how it relates to the development of the infant microbiome.

This free webinar will help health professionals to better understand the critical microscopic events that found the infant microbiome.

This free webinar will explain how a newborn infant can become colonised with Group B Strep bacteria during labour and birth plus an explanation of the difference between early-onset and late-onset Group B Strep infection in infants.

If you are a health professional, you are probably already aware that 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:

- The human microbiome; what it is and why it is so critical for human health

- The microscopic processes involved during birth and breastfeeding; how bacteria is transferred from mother to baby to found the infant microbiome

- How an infant can become colonised by Group B Strep during labour and birth

- The difference between early-onset and late-onset neonatal GBS infection

* This FREE webinar is available for one week from Tues 27th Nov 2018 to Tues 4th December 2018

* Hosted by TONI HARMAN, the producer / director of the award-winning documentary MICROBIRTH

* Featuring 3 world-leading Group B Strep experts

* Approved for 1 CPD Hour by the Australian College of Midwives (ACM)

* Approved for 1 R-CERP by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE) CERPs Registry Number: 318070K

* Includes downloadable scientific references

* Includes Certificate of Completion


- VIDEO 1: 30 Min Evidence-based PDF presentation on the infant microbiome and Group B Strep

- VIDEO 2: 20 Min FAQ's About Group B Strep

These videos address the following questions:

What is the human microbiome?

How is the mother's unique microbiome transferred to a baby during vaginal birth?

What is Group B Strep (GBS)?

Origins of the name and the microbial properties of Group B Streptococcus?

With no symptoms, how can someone tell if they are carrying Group B Strep?

How can infants acquire Group B Strep bacteria during vaginal birth?

What is the difference between early-onset and late-onset GBS infection?

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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

This webinar has been approved as Continuing Education for health professionals.

On completion of the webinar, you will receive a Certificate of Completion listing the following Continuing Education credits.

* 1 CPD HOUR by the Australian College of Midwives (ACM)

* 1 R-CERP by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE) CERPs Registry Number: 318070K

Frequently Asked Questions

Does this webinar come with a special offer to purchase online courses offered by Microbirth School at a discounted price?
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What if I am unhappy with the webinar?
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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 November 2018 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 from 27th Novemb er 2018. 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.

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):


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