Since this summer has been all about giving birth for Living Alive – with Kanch, our founder giving birth and a lot of our friends and supporters popping too we thought this would would be a great event to go to and pass along.
What is the Microbirth documentary about?
MicroBirth is a new feature-length documentary looking at birth in a whole new way; through the lens of a microscope. The film investigates the latest scientific research that is starting to link the way babies are born with health in later life, particularly the increased risk of children developing certain immune-related conditions, including asthma, type 1 diabetes, celiac (coeliac) disease, obesity, cardio-vascular diseases, mental health disorders and even some cancers.
The purpose of the documentary is……
To raise public awareness of the importance of “seeding the baby’s microbiome” at birth with the mother’s own bacteria – this bacteria helps train the immune system to recognise what is “friend” and what is “foe”. We believe “seeding of the baby’s microbiome” should be on every birth plan – for even if vaginal birth isn’t possible, immediate skin-to-skin contact and breastfeeding can still help to provide bacteria crucial to the development of the baby’s immune system. In the scientists’ view, if we can get the seeding of the baby’s microbiome right at birth, this could make a massive difference to the baby’s health for the rest of its life. Consequently, we believe that “Microbirth” is of extreme importance for global health and potentially, for the future of mankind!
The Microbirth documentary will be screening around the world on September 20th and A Mother’s Touch will host screenings on September 23rd at Smartspace in Lyndhurst Terrace. 2 timings 10am and 6pm. Book your spot now!