Reframing birth through the lens of the microbiome

2019-12-03T12:12:40Z (GMT) by Kate Cook
Presented at the Scottish Maternity and Midwifery Festival, Edinburgh, UK, 27 November 2019.

This poster represents an ongoing PhD study exploring midwives and obstetricians knowledge of the microbiome in relation to childbirth. The first step of the research, an extensive literature review has revealed a paucity of evidence of actual knowledge around childbirth. How this knowledge links to their birth practices facilitating physiological birth is not known. The overall aim of the research is to identify the state of knowledge in a snapshot of the midwifery and obstetric population.