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The Importance of Gut Microbiome in Pregnancy

Updated: Apr 16, 2022

Gut Microbiome may be more important than we ever realised.

Nutrition in pregnancy is arguably one of the most powerful tools we can use to influence the health of ourselves, our pregnancy and our growing baby. There is a growing body of exciting evidence to suggest that our Gut Microbiome forms an essential part of this.

What many people don’t know is that our gut microbiomes are fully developed by about 3 years of age.

What is the Gut Microbiome?

We often associate the term “bacteria” with something harmful. However, many are actually essential to our health. The microbiome is trillions of bugs, mainly of bacteria, that live on our skin and in our gut.