Articles by Alexis B. Dunn, PhD, CNM

The Maternal Infant Microbiome: Considerations for Labor and Birth

Dunn, Alexis B.; Jordan, Sheila; Baker, Brenda J.; More

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 42(6):318-325, November/December 2017.

Multiple aspects of the labor and birth environment have been shown to influence the initial colonization process of the newborn microbiome. Implications of various nursing activities and factors unique to the labor and birth environment that may influence the microbiome of women and newborns during labor and birth are presented.