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Cutting edge midwifery film to be screened at RGU


A film which examines how modern birth practices could be interfering with critical biological processes will be specially screened at Robert Gordon University (RGU) on Saturday, September 20.

Tracy HumphreyMembers of the public are invited to RGU’s School of Nursing and Midwifery to view the new film, which investigates the latest scientific research that is linking the way babies are born with health issues in later life such as immune-related conditions including asthma, Type 1 diabetes and obesity.

Entitled ‘Microbirth’, the feature length documentary produced by Brighton-based independent production company Alto Films Ltd, features prominent scientists from the UK and North America, including Professor Elbe from the University of Sussex.

Commenting on the film, which is being premiered worldwide this weekend, Professor Tracy Humphrey, Scotland’s first clinical professor of Midwifery based at RGU, said: “The way we give birth has changed dramatically over the past 30 years.

“Some leading scientists are warning that these changes could have serious repercussions for the lifelong health of our children, making them more susceptible to disease.

“Anybody with an interest in the subject is invited to RGU to attend the screening of this new film, which highlights the emerging research by leading academics who are beginning to link modern birth practices to the long term wellbeing of children.”

The film screening is taking place at RGU’s Faculty of Health and Social Care building (room H230) from 2pm to 4pm. Light refreshments will be provided.

To book a place, please email Mo Tabib or call 01224 262633.

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Anna Duthie
Communications Officer