The Ecology of Childbirth

Author and university student Alese Colehour gives an insightful look into the world of microorganisms and how details of a birth can greatly affect this environment in a newborn.

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About Author: Alese Colehour

Alese Colehour is a graduate student of human ecology and biological anthropology at the University of Oregon, Eugene. She is a birth doula, aspiring midwife and astrologist of the microbial cosmos. If you are a practicing doula, midwife or childbirth educator in the Eugene/Springfield area and are interested in participating in a microbial birth study, please contact Alese ([email protected]). Your participation is greatly appreciated and will help us understand the health impact differences of an infant born in a hospital, birth center or home setting.

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