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The Importance of Gut Flora in Perinatal Nutrition

  • Duration: 1439 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 R-CERP, 0.1 Midwifery CEU, 1 ACM CPD Recognition, 1 ACNM
  • Handout: Yes

Optimal gut flora balance is an important part of perinatal nutrition. Our gut microbiome plays a critical role in the prevention of many illnesses and chronic disease. Gut flora can be impacted from genetic and environmental factors including poor diets, antibiotics, cesarean sections, formula feeding, and stress. It is important to optimize gut flora as part of perinatal nutrition for the optimal health of the newborn. Optimal gut flora balance is necessary for balanced immune function, digestive health, preventing chronic metabolic disorders, and mental health. Promoting optimal gut flora in maternal nutrition can aid the health of the newborn baby.

Learning Objectives:

Objective 1: Describe what gut flora is and how our gut flora gets out of balance;

Objective 2: List what illnesses are contributed to by lack of gut flora and/or imbalanced gut flora.;

Objective 3: Demonstrate how to balance gut flora with nutrition and supplements.

Categories: Midwifery
Presentations: 6  |  Hours / CE Credits: 6  |  Viewing Time: 4 Weeks