Episode 19

Growing a Healthy Baby with Dr Leslie Stone and Emily Rydbom


February 6th, 2018

50 mins 34 secs

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About this Episode

Mother-daughter duo, Dr Leslie Stone MD OB-GYN and Emily Rydbom CN, HN, CNP discuss the importance of maternal diet and lifestyle during pregnancy, and their influence on the epigenome of the mother’s offspring. Learn how malnutrition and stress can not only impact neonatal outcomes, such as altered birth weight, but also elicit long lasting effects on the child, such as disturbances in immunity, neurodevelopment and metabolism. Leslie and Emily explain results from their pilot trial which investigated a comprehensive and personalised diet and lifestyle program for pregnant women, with remarkable results. This has inspired Leslie and Emily to create and launch the GrowBaby app to help expecting women optimise their health and nutrition to deliver vibrant babies, who will have better health in years to come.