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PSV’s Suchitra Hourigan, MD Featured on National Public Radio’s Morning Edition for Clinical Research (Principal Investigator) on Vaginal Microbiome Seeding

October 30, 2018 | By Chyna Brown

Pediatric Specialists of Virginia’s Suchitra Hourigan, MD – Pediatric Gastroenterologist & Director of Microbiome Research at Inova Translational Medicine Institute – was featured in National Public Radio’s Morning Edition article on her clinical research as Principal Investigator for the “Vaginal Microbiome Seeding and Health Outcomes in Cesarean-delivered Neonates” study. 

The study covers vaginal seeding and how the procedure may help C-section babies develop healthy microbiomes similar to those babies born vaginally.  If proven true, vaginal seeding could decrease the risk for diseases amongst babies born by C-section. 

To read the full article, please visit: https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2018/10/30/658254175/doctors-test-bacterial-smear-after-cesarean-sections-to-bolster-babies-microbiom.