9 x 60 Mins continuing education on pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding. 9 CERPs (IBLCE),0.9 CEUs (MEAC), 9 Contact Hours (ACNM), 9 CPD Hours (ACM)

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If you are a health professional, ask yourself:

Do you feel FULLY confident when answering questions about the infant microbiome?

If you are a maternity, lactation or other health professional, or a childbirth educator, you need to fully understand about the microscopic events happening during pregnancy, birth and infancy because parents need to know about it.

Because this is the science that strongly supports vaginal birth (when possible), immediate skin-to-skin contact and exclusive breastfeeding for the optimal development of the infant immune system.

Full knowledge about the infant microbiome will help you empower parents with full informed choice.

That's why we have created this course.

Now you can learn the science from 11 world-leading professors!


About This Course

INTRODUCTION TO THE INFANT MICROBIOME & EPIGENETICS (MICROBIRTH ONLINE COURSE) is a 9 hour easy-to-understand accredited online course designed to bring you up to speed with the latest evidence-based research.

Not just that, but you will learn from 11 world-leading professors from top universities including NYU, Cornell, Yale, King's College London and Imperial College London.

Remember, this is the science explored in our multi award-winning MICROBIRTH movie, that strongly supports vaginal birth (when possible), immediate skin-to-skin and exclusive breastfeeding.

PLUS, you'll earn 9 Continuing Education credits:

9 CONTACT HOURS - American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM)

9 CPD HOURS - Australian College of Midwives (ACM)

0.9 CEUs - Midwifery Education Acceditation Council (MEAC)

9 CERPs (4 L-CERPs & 5 R-CERPs) - International Board of Lactaction Consultant Examiners (IBLCE)

Key Features

* Lifetime access with no deadlines so you can go at your own pace

* Evidence-based, easy-to-understand & easy-to-digest

* 34 high quality short videos featuring 11 world-leading professors

* Format: 9 x 60 min sessions featuring visual presentations, 34 short videos, graded tests, student discussion forums and full set of downloadable handouts including printable Certificate of Completion

* Approved for: 9 CERPs (IBLCE), 9 CONTACT HOURS (ACNM), 9 CPD HOURS (ACM) & 9 HOURS / 0.9 CEUs (MEAC)


Key Benefits

* 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.

* You will be in a better position to empower parents with full informed choice.

Class Curriculum


What do students think of the course?

"A brilliant resource for midwives"

"Excellent.....have already recommended it!!!!!"

"Very happy with the value for the price and excited about the information. Scientifically ground breaking, but not difficult to understand"

"I like how the line up evolved from beginning to end. It really made sense to me"

"Loved the setup with the videos, objectives, test etc. Very easy to absorb information"

"This is one of the best online courses I have taken. I loved the interviews and the summaries"

"As a midwife and IBCLC, I found the info on the microbiome and the Lactobacilli in the bowel and vagina fascinating"

"I want to blast this information to my entire community! Love it"

"Really well done, fun, interesting, insightful"

"Fantastic education resource, poses some interesting questions around the potential impacts of what we do now throughout the birth process and the effects on women and future generations"

"It 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"



Professor & Director of the Human Microbiome Project, New York University

Author of Missing Microbes


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



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


Continuing Education

If you are a midwife (LM, CPM, CM, CNM), LC, RN, doula, childbirth educator or other health professional, the following CE credits are accepted by many midwifery, nursing, doula, childbirth education orgnanizations including: IBLCE, AMCB for CMP, ACNM, ACM, CCI, ICEA, DONA International, CAPPA and as CE Credits by Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educators.




9 CERPS (4 L-CERPS & 5 R-CERPS) approved by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE) - CERPS Registry No. 318015K

How do Continuing Education credits apply to you?

- 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 CEUs.

- 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)

- 0.9 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 requirements.

- This course is an Australian College of Midwives CPD Recognised Activity and has been approved for 9 CPD Hours. Australian Midwives and Nurses are required to collect 20 hours of 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.

On completion of the Microbirth Online Course (9x60 Mins), you will receive your own Certificate of Completion listing the above Continuing Education credits.

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 Us

If 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.

Your Instructor

Toni Harman
Toni Harman

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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