The Miracle of Your Biome

“Gut rehab has the power to transform your health! In a 2015 study published in Brain, Behavior and Immunity. Laura Steenbergen and Lorenza Colzato, psychologists at the Leiden Institute for Brain and Cognition, discovered that after taking probiotics for just four weeks, study participants were less likely to focus on bad feelings and bad past experiences.

60542495The gut has also been referred to as the second brain. It’s that important. Home to trillions of gut bacteria in what is known as the gut microbiome, the human digestive system is in direct communication with the human brain. The gut contains a network of neutrons that support this intimate relationship with the brain through vagus nerves. As such, the gut has the power to regulate stress, behavior, and mood and even influence your emotional state.”

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What is the microbiome and what does it mean for your baby?

During and immediately after birth, specific species of good bacteria from the mother are transferred to the baby via the birth canal, immediate skin-to-skin contact and breastfeeding. This process kick-starts the baby’s immune system and helps to protect the infant from disease for its entire lifetime. But when interventions occur this microbial transfer is interfered with or bypassed completely. The latest scientific research is now starting to indicate that if the baby is not properly seeded with the mother’s own bacteria at birth, the baby’s microbiome is left “incomplete.” Watch Micro-Birth to learn more about these microscopic events and what they mean. To order contact Midwifery Today.

Gail J. Dahl, National Bestselling Author, “Pregnancy & Childbirth Secrets”


Help for Crying Babies


"Pregnancy & Childbirth Secrets" 2015


/PressMediaWire/ — National Bestselling Author, Gail J. Dahl has some great tips for crying babies. In three simple steps you can help your baby to calm and relax. The tips are as follows: The world is a noisy, bright, busy place for your newborn. If your baby cries excessively within the first 48 hours of life, bring your baby to your physician to make sure everything is ok. Then; feed your baby, change your baby, make sure your baby is nice and warm.

Now you can: 1. Turn down the lights, turn down the sound, slow down movement and activity. 2. Hold your baby in their favorite position to help them look out and focus on a bright light or blank wall. 3. Roll up your baby’s sleeves and bring the hands close to the mouth so that your baby can look at or suck on their hands, fingers or thumbs. These steps will help your baby to use their instinctual skills to calm down and stop crying.

Practice these self-calming skills daily with your baby and within a short time your baby will automatically use these natural skills to calm and relax. Gail J. Dahl will be on hand at the MOM2B Trade Show from September 30th to October 1st, 2007 in Los Angeles, California with bookmarks on “Help for Crying Babies”.

Gail J. Dahl is a childbirth researcher and educator, an advocate for safe and gentle childbirth and a national bestselling author. She has received many awards, including The YWCA Woman of Distinction Award, The Woman of Vision Award and The Great Women of the 21st Century Award for her work in women’s health and education.