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Anne Estes, PhD, MS

  • Speaker Type: The Microbiome in the Perinatal Period
  • Country: United States

Anne M. Estes, MS, PhD is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Biological Sciences in Towson University. Her research focuses on how microbes and their animal hosts work together throughout host development. With the birth of her first daughter and the sequenced genome of Bifidobacterium longum subsp. infantis in 2008, Anne became interested in the human microbiome and evidence-based parenting. She founded her blog Mostly Microbes to provide a reputable voice on human microbiome research. Anne enjoys creating and finding interactive approaches to make science interesting and understandable to people of all ages and backgrounds. Anne is also a contributing blogger to the Lamaze International blog, Science and Sensibility, and, an academic blog about the microbiome of built environments.

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“Thanks, Mom: Influences on Baby’s Microbiome Composition During the Precious Perinatal Period”
The perinatal period, the weeks prior to and after birth, are a critical time for establishing an infant’s bacterial microbiome. Which bacteria and the order that these microbes colonize the infant’s body sites influences long-term microbiome community composition and perhaps human health. There are three key factors for microbiome colonization: 1) what microbes does mom have, 2) what practices at birth allow microbes to transfer to her infant, and 3) which microbes will be maintained. How pregnancy, diet, lifestyle habits, medical practices, and environment influence these factors of microbiome colonization is discussed.
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Presentations: 6  |  Hours / CE Credits: 6  |  Viewing Time: 4 Weeks