Attn: Educators, doulas, midwives, lactation experts, doctors and other health professionals...

Learn from top Professors about the science of the infant microbiome. Includes 12 Hours CPD/CE.

➡️ What?

25 VIDEO PRESENTATIONS from Top Scientists & Maternity Leaders
(from the 2024 MICROBIRTH


Recordings from 10 LIVE Q&As held from 18-28 June 2024

➡️ When?

Now! Immediate Access.

➡️ Where?

Virtual. No travel needed.

Participate from anywhere in the world!


Want to catch all the recordings from

The Microbirth Summit 2024?

Don't worry! We've got you!
You can catch-up with 25 speaker presentations and recordings from 10 LIVE Q&As from MICROBIRTH SUMMIT, our online learning event from 18-28th June 2024!

➡️ 25 Speaker Presentations

Learn from presentations by 25 world-leading scientists, neuroscientists, microbiologists, clinicians, midwives, IBCLCs, health professionals and other maternity "thought-leaders".

Plus hear a special message from legendary midwife, Ina May Gaskin!

➡️ Private Community

Each presentation has its own private discussion board where you can connect with pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding professionals from around the world.

➡️ Downloadable Resources

12 Hours CPD/CE
Downloadable scientific references
Downloadable transcripts
Downloadable audio recordings.


TOPIC: The Microbiome: Pregnancy, Birth & Breastfeeding

June 18-28 2024


An online learning resource for maternity health professionals all about the latest research on the infant microbiome - and why it really matters. FEATURING 25 PRESENTATIONS and recordings from 10 LIVE Q&As


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(save $50 limited time offer ends soon)

One Year Access To All Replays
+ Extra Presentations
+ 12 Hours CPD/CE
+ Recordings from 10 LIVE Q&As (recorded between 18-28 June 2024)
+ Downloadable Transcripts
+ Downloadable Scientific References for all presentations
+ Downloadable Audio Recordings
+ Printable Certificate


Featuring presentations by 25 world-leading scientists, academics, midwives, doctors, breastfeeding experts and maternity leaders.


How and why the science of the infant microbiome can be applied to maternity care, to help improve health outcomes. MOST IMPORTANTLY, how you can play a part!


Childbirth educators, doulas, midwives, nurses, doctors, lactation experts and other maternity professionals.


Virtual. No travel needed. Instant access TODAY.


This event is independently funded, and hosted, by the filmmakers behind MICROBIRTH.


We want to bring the latest research about the infant microbiome to the birth community - childbirth educators, doulas, midwives, breastfeeding professionals and other health practitioners.
Our thinking is that if health professionals can understand the science, then they can better support parents with microbiome-aware care!


YOU will be part of something that unites the global birth community.
YOU will learn about many different aspects of the infant microbiome - including the skin microbiome, oral microbiome, skin-to-skin, prenatal and postpartum nutrition and lots more!
YOU can watch recordings of LIVE Q&As with world's top scientists and maternity leaders

About Microbirth Summit

Toni Harman and Alex Wakeford, the makers of the documentary MICROBIRTH, along with top microbiome scientists and members of the global birth community have come together for this learning opportunity. Watch the recordings of presentations and interact with other health professionals from around the world in the discussion boards.

➡️ Cost?

Access to all 25 Presentations and recorded Q&As is just

USD $97


(save $50 on this limited time offer)

➡️ Includes:

One Year Access To All 25 Presentations
+ 12 Hours CPD/CE
+ Downloadable Transcripts
+ Downloadable Scientific References to all presentations
+ Downloadable Audio Recordings
+ Printable Certificate

➡️ Hosts?

This learning opportunity has been independently funded by Toni Harman and Alex Wakeford, the filmmakers behind MICROBIRTH.

We have no affiliations with any other organisations.

Who are the 2024 Summit speakers?

Nils Bergman, MD

Neuroscientist and Public Health Physician

Title of Presentation:

Immediate Kangaroo Mother Care: The Evidence

Jill Bergman

Kangaroo Mother Care

Title of Presentation:

Immediate Kangaroo Mother Care: The Practice

Miqdad Dhariwala

Dermatology Researcher, Ohio State University

Title of Presentation:

Commensal Tuning Of Immune Function In Neonatal Barrier Tissues

Rodney Dietert

Emeritus Professor, Immunotoxicology,

Cornell University

Title of Presentation:

Role Of The Infant Microbiome In Health, Longevity, And Conscious Living

Michael Heffernan

Dentist and Clinical Lecturer, Dentistry

Title of Presentation:

How does the maternal oral microbiome protect and influence their infant?

Leila Baker

Doula and Team Leader, Doula UK,

Title of Presentation:

How Traditional Cultural Practices Influence The Microbiome

Brittany Howell

Assistant Professor of Neuroscience, Virginia Tech

Title of Presentation:

How Milk Shapes The Brain

Katri Korpela

Associate Professor, University of Helsinki

Title of Presentation:

Infant Gut Microbiota Restoration: Why, When, and How

Ina May Gaskin

MA, CPM, PhD (Hon.)

Title of Video:

A special message from Ina May Gaskin

Jennifer Smilowitz

Assistant Professor of Cooperative Extension in Nutrition and Health Equity in the Department of Nutrition at University of California Davis

Title of Presentation:

Human Milk 101: The composition of human milk vs infant formula

Amber Price

President & CEO, Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center

Title of Presentation:

On-stage interview about respectful maternity care

Michelle Irving

Lecturer in Midwifery, Bournemouth University

Title of Presentation:

The first 24 hours after birth: an opportunity to support and promote the infant microbiome.

Melanie Wattles

RN, CIMI, CPMT, Owner Babystrokes Infant Child Massage Instruction

Title of Presentation:

Infant Massage And the Infant Microbiome

Iliana Rosa Serghiou

Microbiology Researcher

Title of Presentation:

An Update On The Current Understanding Of The Infant Skin Microbiome

Martina Donaghy

Senior Midwifery Lecturer, Anglia Ruskin University

Title of Presentation:

Responsive Breastfeeding: Why It Matters To Healthy Development

Liz McGregor

Nutritional Therapist, Naturopath and Wellbeing Coach

Title of Presentation:

Building Babies' Brains - From Bump To Baby And Beyond

Dee Bell

IBCLC, Registered Midwife, Founder, Infant Feeding Academy

Title of Presentation:

Transformative Strategies In Lactation Support

Maranda Bower

Owner and Founder of Postpartum University

Title of Presentation:

The Truth About Postpartum Nutrition

Who are the Summit hosts?

Toni Harman

Filmmaker, Host, Microbirth Summit 2024

Alex Wakeford

Filmmaker, Host, The Microbirth Summit 2024

Why are we doing this?

Our Story

We are Toni Harman and Alex Wakeford, filmmakers and parents. In our daughter's birth by emergency C-section, we felt uninformed, unsupported and disempowered. We don't want other parents to feel this way.

In 2014, we launched the film MICROBIRTH with over 1,000 public screenings in 50 countries.

The film went down a storm with the birth community - but it didn't lead to the changes in maternity care that we were hoping for - so we decided it's time to make a bigger splash.

We've hosted 2 international conferences (the last one attended by 3,500 health professionals) and this virtual Summit is a chance to spread awareness of the infant microbiome even wider, as part of a bigger plan!

What is

"The Microbirth Plan"?

We want to make 2024 the year of the infant microbiome.
We want ONE MILLION expectant and new parents to understand what they need to do to protect and nurture their own and their baby's microbiome. But this plan starts with YOU understanding the science, so you can support parents with care that is microbiome-focused.

We hope you decide to join us!


On-Demand access for ONE YEAR

+ 12 Hours CPD/CE

+ Downloadable Transcripts

+ Downlioadable Scientific References

+ Downloadable Audio Recordings

+ Printable Certificate, you can buy a premium ticket for only USD $97

This is for YOU if you want to:

➡️ Learn from 25 international speakers and maternity leaders on the science that supports the physiology of pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding, based on the latest evidence-based research...

➡️ Be part of a global movement where birth and breastfeeding educators and professionals understand the infant microbiome in order to support expectant parents...

➡️ Want to watch the recordings from the live Q&As with the speakers

Together, we can bring microbiome-aware support to parents.

Together, we can help transform the health of the next generation!

ONE YEAR access to all 25 presentation recordings
+ claim 12 Hours CPD/CE
+ Downloadable Transcripts
+ Downloadable Scientific References
+ Audio Recordings
+ Printable Certificate

You can purchase a PREMIUM TICKET for just USD $97

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q. Who is behind the Microbirth Summit 2024?
A. This Summit is hosted by Alto Films Ltd, the content creation company owned by Toni Harman and Alex Wakeford. Toni and Alex are the filmmakers behind the award-winning documentary MICROBIRTH. Toni and Alex, and their company Alto Films Ltd, are completely independent. We have no affiliations with, and receive no income from, any other organisation or company.

Q. What CE/CPD credits are offered?
12 Hours CPD/CE
Approved by:
MEAC – 12 Midwifery CEUs
ACM – 12 CPD Endorsed Hours

Accepted by:
Accepted as 12 CPD Hours by NMC
Accepted by ICEA – 12 Contact Hours
Accepted by Lamaze International – 12 Contact Hours
Accepted by DONA International - 12 Contact Hours
Accepted by CAPPA – 12 Contact Hours
And more! Please check with your own organization for CPD/CE requirements.


Q. When/how can I claim the CPD/CE credits?
12 Hours Contact Hours and CPD credits will be available to be claimed for ONE YEAR

To claim your CPD/CE credits, you will need to:
  • Watch all presentations - either live during the conference or the recordings which will be available on the Teachable site:
  • You have to complete the post-session graded test for each session presentation (available on the Teachable site:
  • You need to score over 70% in each presentation graded multiple choice test to prove an understanding of the topic discussed.

All student records may be requested by accrediting organisations to show you have watched all sessions, and completed all the post-session graded tests

Q. Do I need to install any special software?
NO. You do not need to download or install any software to participate in our conference. You only need to have access to the Internet.

Q. What if I have another question?
A. For any other questions or nquiries, contact: Toni Harman, Producer/ Director, MICROBIRTH contact us here

Or contact us on this link: >>>

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