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Season 3 Episode 1: 21,000: Epigenetics and the Human Microbiome with Laurel Wilson of MotherJourney

This week we are speaking with Laurel Wilson about new findings in the interaction of epigenetics and the human microbiome as it relates to pregnancy and newborns and how it is a significant predictor of health outcomes. Laurel is an international speaker, pregnancy and breastfeeding specialist, consultant, and author, including co-author of two books on pregnancy. She loves to blend recent scientific findings with mind/body/spirit wisdom.

 

Listen & Learn:

  • What is epigenetics? How does it affect our DNA?
  • What microbiome is and how it relates to epigenetics
  • What healthcare providers and families need to think about when making decisions that can affect epigenetics and the microbiome for moms and babies
  • When the most sensitive period of epigenetic change to the DNA is for the child

 

Resources & Mentions:

The Human Genome Project

 

Related Products from InJoy:

Understanding Pregnancy Curriculum

Understanding Breastfeeding Curriculum

Practices to Increase Exclusive Breastfeeding: Core Concepts eCourse