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MICROBIRTH FILM SCREENING & LIVE PANEL DISCUSSION WITH Q&A

  • Lila Yoga, Dharma & Wellness 302 Bowery #2 New York, NY, 10012 United States (map)

Have you seen the movie yet? Have you heard about microbiome before?
Regardless whether you're expecting, have a child or not, this movie is for everyone.

Dr. Eden Fromberg has an extensive knowledge about human's microbiome. After the screening, she will speak about obstetrical and childbirth practices and considerations for establishing the infant's microbiome and immune system, in addition to speaking publicly for the first time about her own personal experiences using fecal microbiota transplants and probiotic foods to heal her gut and immune system. More about Dr . Fromberg, click here.

Hannah Springer, the founder of Oliver Weston Company will talk about her passion for traditional foods and share her knowledge of their preparation methods.

Marcy Tardio, certified nurse-midwife in her 25th year as a midwife will share her knowledge about labor and birth and her extensive experience of working with expectant parents.

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MicroBirth is a new feature-length documentary looking at birth in a whole new way; through the lens of a microscope. The film investigates the latest scientific research that is starting to link the way babies are born with health in later life, particularly the increased risk of children developing certain immune-related conditions, including asthma, type 1 diabetes, celiac (coeliac) disease, obesity, cardio-vascular diseases, mental health disorders and even some cancers.


The movie emphasizes the importance of “seeding the baby’s microbiome” at birth with the mother’s own bacteria – this bacteria helps train the immune system to recognize what is “friend” and what is “foe”. In the scientists’ view, if we can get the seeding of the baby’s microbiome right at birth, this could make a massive difference to the baby’s health for the rest of its life.