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Seeding Lifelong Health

Seeding Lifelong Health 

The Impact of Pregnancy, Birth, and Infant Care on the Baby’s Developing Microbiome 

How can you ensure that steps you take now will lead to a life of health for your child? This 61-slide report will teach you what you need to know to create optimal health for your baby-to-be.

This is THE presentation for women who want to become pregnant, or are already in early pregnancy.

It’s also a MUST-HAVE for any care providers who work with these women.

This Presentation Is:

  • Data-rich – 11 pages of references
  • Easy to read and understand – presented in an easy-to-comprehend Powerpoint presentation

And it includes:

  • An audio .mp3 of the presentation
  • A .pdf of the audio transcription
  • A video .mp4 of the slides with audio narration

Everyone’s talking about the importance of the microbiome, but most data that people have comes from one or two blog posts, or one-page magazine articles about its importance. Very few of these resources contain any hard data. Lori Nicholson compiled research reports from the Cochrane database, PubMed Central, and Google Scholar—high-quality research published in peer-reviewed medical and scientific journals—to cull the important information that moms-to-be need to know. She then made this highly academic and intellectual information available in easy-to-understand “plain language.” This 61-page report (50 presentation slides + 11 slides of references) will help you learn the steps that you need to take to help your baby’s healthy microbiome develop. Help seed lifelong health for your baby!


  • What the microbiome is
  • Why the baby’s microbiome matters
  • Negative health impacts from an unhealthy or “incomplete” microbiome
  • How the microbiome develops
  • Prenatal nutrition and its impact on the development of the microbiome
  • Three steps that are crucial in the development of a healthy microbiome
  • What you can do if one of these three crucial steps is missed
  • The role of the birthing environment in the development of the microbiome
  • The role of antibiotic exposure in the development of the microbiome
  • What has to happen immediately after birth to ensure healthy growth in the infant
  • What you can do to assist your infant and toddler in creating a healthy microbiome

Baby's Birth Plan

Baby’s Birth Plan:

A Review of the Research on Pregnancy and Birth

Are you pregnant, or do you work with pregnant women? Then THIS is the presentation for you! How can you ensure that you and your baby receive the best, evidence-based care throughout pregnancy and birth? This massive, 173-slide report will guide you through the myriad of decisions that you’ll make about your care—helping you make the best decisions about what type of actions or procedures you do, or do not, want to receive throughout your pregnancy, labor, and shortly thereafter.

Written from the baby’s perspective, what does the available research evidence show the baby wants—which procedures are in the highest interest of the baby—throughout the entire pregnancy and birth process? 

This Presentation Features:

  • 134 slides on important pregnancy and birth topics
  • A model of the best care for women with low-risk pregnancies, entitled the “Evidence-Based Baby Model (for Low-Risk Women)”
  • 39 slides devoted entirely to the enormous number of references that went into creating this report

And it includes:

  • An audio .mp3 of the presentation
  • A .pdf of the audio transcription
  • A video .mp4 of the slides with audio narration

This report is structured in a chronological manner, from pre-conception through birth and shortly after birth. 

Topics covered include:

  • An overview of microbiome health
  • Selecting a care provider
  • Selecting a birthing facility or location
  • Estimated due dates
  • Exercise during pregnancy
  • Prenatal ultrasounds
  • Prenatal perineal massage
  • Saline lock
  • Fetal monitoring during labor
  • Length of labor
  • Birthing positions
  • Skin-to-skin care
  • Cord clamping
  • Breastfeeding, specifically as it relates to microbiome health

Each section includes an overview of the evidence-based research, a summary of the research, and a summary of what type of care the baby wants based upon the data. This presentation will help pregnant moms and their care providers make the best, evidence-based decisions about care.

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About the Author

Lori Nicholson is a former Certified HypnoBirthing® Practitioner and Faculty Member of the HypnoBirthing® Institute. She has personally used HypnoBirthing tools and techniques since 2000; she taught HypnoBirthing courses to couples from 2010-2018; and she was a member of the Faculty from 2015-2018. Lori also taught classes as a Certified HypnoBirthing Infant Massage Instructor from 2010-2015. She is a Certified Fertility Consultant and continues to work individually with women who are striving to conceive their baby.

In addition to her HypnoBirthing background, Lori has also received several certifications in other areas:

  • Master Hypnotist and a member in good standing of the National Guild of Hypnotists
  • Licensed Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming and a member in good standing of The National Federation of NeuroLinguistic Programming and The Society of Neuro-Linguistic Programming
  • Certified in Integral Eye Movement Therapy and a member in good standing of the Association for IEMT Practitioners
  • Certified in Sheila Granger’s Virtual Gastric Band Program
  • Certified in Smoking Cessation
  • Trained by Roy Hunter in Parts Therapy

Lori has a Masters of Public Administration degree in public policy/international health. Prior to having children of her own, she spent years improving maternal and child health programs around the world.

© 2016 | Lori Nicholson