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MICROBIRTH is a 60 minute award-winning documentary that reveals the microscopic events that happen during childbirth and breastfeeding.


MICROBIRTH looks at the latest science that shows that vaginal birth and breastfeeding are critical for the optimal "seeding and feeding" of the infant microbiome.

The microscopic events happening during birth and early infancy could have life-long consequences for the health of our children and potentially could impact the future of mankind.

MICROBIRTH reveals the latest scientific thinking on how best to “seed” a baby’s microbiome in order to build the strongest possible immune system.

This cutting-edge science has the potential to not only improve the health of our children across a lifetime, but also across many generations still to come.



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PDF: Q&A on the Science Behind MICROBIRTH with Professor Rodney Dietert

PDF: List of professors featured in MICROBIRTH



Winner: Grand Prix Award at the Life Sciences Film Festival, 2014

Winner: Grand Prix Prague, Envirofilm Festival, 2016

Winner: Main Prize Bratislava, Ekotop Film Festival, 2016

List of experts featured in MICROBIRTH:

For More Information About The Film

For more information about the film, or to buy the DVD for personal, educational or institutional use, please visit the website:

To contact the film-makers, please use the form on the Microbirth website:

Your Instructor

Toni Harman
Toni Harman

Hey there - I am Toni Harman.

I am so excited that you are here.

I am an award-winning documentary filmmaker, author and founder of MICROBIRTH SCHOOL (MICROBIOME COURSES).

I have been been featured on BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour, BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC World Service and appeared as a guest on many podcasts. My work has been featured in The Observer, The Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mail.

I have written blog-post articles for Scientific American as well as the Huffington Post.

I have been keynote speaker at several international scientific, midwifery and breastfeeding conferences.

“A great and well-deserved award! And a fabulous film!"

- Dr Sarah Buckley, MD, ChB, Dip Obst & Author, "Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering"

“I very much enjoyed MICROBIRTH and feel as though it was a deserving winner of this film festival award. Great interviews and well-handled subject matter.”

- Josh Neufeld, Asst. Prof. Dept of Biology, University of Waterloo, Canada

Frequently Asked Questions

How long do I have access the film?
MICROBIRTH movie is available to watch (stream only) for an unlimited time. So if you buy this course, you can watch the film again and again and again!)
How long is the film?
The film is 60 mins.
How do I contact MICROBIRTH filmmakers?
Through the contact form on the MICROBIRTH website:
What if I wanted to buy a HD download?
You can buy the HD download from Vimeo On Demand. This is for PERSONAL USE ONLY.
Can I have group access?
Yes. There are two ways to do this. Option 1) If you pay a monthly subscription of USD $10/mo, you can give unlimited access to up to 20 people per month. This would be ideal for healthcare professionals to share the film with clients or with coworkers. If you choose the monthly subscription payment option, you will be sent a unique code giving 20 people unlimited access to watch the film! Option 2) You can buy an unlimited access pass giving 100 people access to the film for a one-off fee of USD $100 + tax.

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