I am a dual trained Registered Nurse and Registered Midwife (Distinction) – so it was surprising (and refreshing!) that I was exposed to the microbiome. I was fortunate enough to watch the documentary Microbirth during my midwifery training, which ‘seeded’ my passion and love for microbiome research. It truly made me think about what we give to mothers and babies during and after their pregnancies, and how this can impact on the long-term health trajectories of our future generations. I then was offered the amazing opportunity to be the Project Manager for the MothersBabies Study at the Microbiome Research Centre
in Sydney, Australia. There are very few places where I can combine my love for midwifery, paediatric nursing and research – this position was exactly that.