When we think of having a baby, we definitely want to be in the best health possible. But how well do we really know our health status, the risks that we post, and if our gut is in good health? It’s important for both mum and dad to be in the know of these things, for passing on your health to your baby. Here’s how Babypass, a family-tech app, can help you to keep track of your family’s health, from the comfort of your home! It’s an all-in-one solution and non-invasive way to test and keep track of your health. It analyses your microbiome composition to identify biomarkers of disease and health, so you can take control of your health and actively manage it. Read on to find out all about it!
What is Gut Health and Why is it so Important?
Did you know that we all have thousands of different species of bacteria, viruses and fungi in our digestive tract?¹ These are called microbes and their genetic makeup is called ‘microbiome’. Many of these microbes are necessary for the everyday functioning of our bodies and are extremely important in keeping us healthy.² The various microbes and immune cells in a healthy gut help ward off infections and also communicate with our brain to help maintain our general health and well-being.³ Good gut health means having the right balance among the various microorganisms in our digestive system.
As such, our gut health is not something to be overlooked. Our diet and lifestyle choices affect our gut health so we should aim to eat healthily, get enough sleep, exercise regularly and manage our stress levels. This can improve our gut health significantly!
Your Gut Health Passes on To Your Child
When you decide to have a baby, it’s even more important to ensure that you have great gut health! Our children inherit many things from us and gut health is one of them. Studies show that babies may first come into contact with some of your microbes from the time they are in your womb.⁴ However, they receive their first huge dose of your microbes during the delivery process, laying the foundation and giving them a brand-new microbiome. You continue to pass these on during breastfeeding and this further helps develop your baby’s microbiome.
Your microbiome signature can reflect the well-being of you and your baby before, during and after your pregnancy. Good gut bacteria improve your gut health so what you pass on to your baby truly matters. A healthy gut in early childhood can improve the chances of your child having a healthy life by reducing disease risk. These health benefits originate from none other than you, mama!
Your gut health is linked to your pregnancy health which is instrumental for infant wellness. A healthy pregnancy reduces the risk of complications during and after pregnancy, for both you and your baby.
That begs the question – just how healthy is your microbiome?
An App to Keep Track!
The short answer is – you probably don’t quite know. True enough, there are tell-tale signs of having an unhealthy gut but you are unlikely to know exactly how healthy your microbiome is. Your routine pregnancy checks will not give you an indication of this either. That’s why we are here to tell you about Babypass, an app that helps you keep track of your gut health!
Babypass is a family-tech app that can be used to manage and reduce health risks for everyone in the family. This all-in-one solution provides an easy to perform health test that is delivered to your home. The test kits are completely non-invasive and safe for you and your baby. When you’re ready, staff will pick up the small stool or breast milk sample for analysis.
Through state-of-the-art biotechnologies, Babypass will analyse your microbiome and you will gain insight into your microbial signatures associated with over 100 diseases and health conditions. You can access your fully personalised information on the app which will help you make any necessary changes and help keep you on a healthy trajectory. This includes personalised recommendations to help you manage your overall health including your diet, lifestyle and stress levels.
You can share your Babypass results with your doctor, nutritionist or health coach for a more holistic and informed healthcare approach for both you and your baby. Alternatively, you can consult the health professionals via video consultation on the app itself. From there, you can explore ways to improve your health.
But that’s not all! There are many other features bundled into the app to enable efficient and easy management of your health and lifestyle. These include a food journal, health record store, health education content and even a parent community feature. You can browse relevant health topics curated especially for you, interact with other mums and families, or find a trusted support group.
The best part about Babypass is that you can retest as regularly as you want to. Keep up to date and take control of your family’s health all at your fingertips!
Get the Babypass App Today!
We hope that we’ve given you a better idea of what your microbiome signature is, and why it is so important. Remember, good microbiome paves the way to optimal health and a healthy family sets itself up for a happy future ahead! Visit the Babypass website and download the app to take control of your family’s health and pass on good health to your children!