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Microbirth (2014)

Winner of Grand Prix Award at 2014 Life Sciences Film Festival. A documentary on the latest research on the origins of the microbiome; how microscopic events during childbirth have lifelong consequences for the health of our children.
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Aleeca Bell Aleeca Bell ... Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago
Martin Blaser Martin Blaser ... Professor of Microbiology, New York University
Sue Carter Sue Carter ... Professor and Behavioral Neurobiologist, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Hannah Dahlen Hannah Dahlen ... Professor of Midwifery, University of Western Sydney
Rodney Dietert Rodney Dietert ... Professor of Immuntoxicology, Cornell University
Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello ... Associate Professor, New York University
Stefan Elbe Stefan Elbe ... Professor of International Relations, University of Sussex
Matthew Hyde II Matthew Hyde II ... Research Associate in the Section of Neonatal Medicine, Imperial College London
Anita Kozyrskyj Anita Kozyrskyj ... Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Alberta
Neena Modi ... Self - Professor of Neonatal Medicine, Imperial College London
Lesley Page Lesley Page ... Visiting Professor of Midwifery, King's College London
Julie Ryan Gerland Julie Ryan Gerland ... Chief United Nations Representative for the World Organisation of Prenatal Education Associations (OMAEP)
Philip Steer Philip Steer ... Emeritus Professor of Obstetrics, Imperial College London
Jacquelyn Taylor Jacquelyn Taylor ... Associate Professor of Nursing, University of Yale
Cathy Warwick II Cathy Warwick II ... Chief Executive, Royal College of Midwives
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Winner of Grand Prix Award at 2014 Life Sciences Film Festival. A documentary on the latest research on the origins of the microbiome; how microscopic events during childbirth have lifelong consequences for the health of our children.

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Balanced Scientific Perspective on Cutting Edge Research
13 October 2014 | by sonofstar-132-612717See all my reviews

Microbirth is an excellent documentary that provides cutting edge research into the 90% that is us, our microbiome. This wonderful, necessary part of us that protects and maintains our body and health over a lifetime has one chance to get seeded and established - at birth. While the debate rages over which is best, natural childbirth vs. C-section, Microbirth is careful to establish a necessary foundation. Natural childbirth might be preferable but much can be done to establish the microbiome even if a C- section is needed. With little to no conjecture and mountains of hard and fast science, the way is paved for the lay audience to understand the microbiome, where it gets its start and how maintaining it over a lifetime benefits every person. Cinematography is wonderful and the narrator is excellent. Kudos to every scientist who took the time to be interviewed and present this necessary science to the world.


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20 September 2014 (UK) See more »

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Mikroszülés See more »

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$100,000 (estimated)
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