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Mommy Brain Revisited

30 EpisodesProduced by Dr. Jodi PawluskiWebsite

A podcast for parents, health care providers, scientists and anyone interested in current research on ‘mommy brain’ and brain changes with parenting. Talking with leading researchers in the field. Music: "All in My Head" by Luna Wave via Soundstripe Support this podcast:… read more

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28. Motherhood and Minding Your Microbes

In this episode of Mommy Brain Revisited I talk with Dr. Siobhain O’Mahony a Senior Lecturer at University College Cork, Ireland. We talk about the the Brain-Gut axis (or axes) and the role of the gut microbiome in pregnancy and postpartum. We also talk about the role that stress can play on this system. She updates us on how birth mode may affect the developing microbiome in infants - something that's been in the news a lot the past few years - and we talk about practical ways to mind our microbiome. We could have talked all day! 

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