Microbiota senses pregnancy, helps baby develop.
In a crucial partnership dictating the lifelong habits and health of offspring, pregnancy is accompanied by alterations in the microbiome. Furthermore, the microbiome, bacteria living inside and on our bodies, also aids in digestion and forms part of the immune system. Researchers are aware the pregnancy microbiota is partially responsible for weight gain and essential inflammatory response, however, the mechanisms driving these changes are unknown. … Continue reading Microbiota senses pregnancy, helps baby develop.