The maternal gut microbiome during pregnancy and its role in maternal and infant health

Trishla Sinha, Siobhan Brushett, Jelmer Prins, Alexandra Zhernakova*

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Abstract

There is growing knowledge that the maternal gut microbiome undergoes substantial changes during pregnancy. However, despite the recognition that the maternal gut microbiome influences maternal and infant health, we still have a limited understanding of the clinical and environmental factors that can impact the maternal gut microbiome during pregnancy and the consequences of these changes. Here, we review the current body of knowledge about factors shaping the maternal gut microbiome during pregnancy and its role in the development of pregnancy complications and infant health.

Original languageEnglish
Article number102309
Number of pages8
JournalCurrent Opinion in Microbiology
Volume74
Early online date15-Apr-2023
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug-2023

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