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Pregnancy & Birth

In this section, we have compiled new insights into the topic of nutrition during pregnancy – for good nutrient supply and the healthy development of the baby.

Maternal faecal transplantation to caesarean-born infants?

During vaginal birth, infants are exposed to maternal intestinal and vaginal microbes. These microbes colonise the infant’s intestines and create the basis for an intestinal microbiota which is a key factor for their health in later life. After a caesarean birth…

Protection from infection through transfer of IgG antibodies via cord blood after maternal SARS-CoV-2 infection during pregnancy

Newborns are protected from infection by their innate, immature immune system and by diaplacentally transferred maternal antibodies. A research team from Philadelphia (USA) looked at a large number of SARS-CoV-2 infection cases…