As the mother, we would ask you to collect a small stool sample, saliva sample and dental plaque sample on two occasions. In addition, with your agreement, the obstetrician will take a vaginal swab and a small stool sample from you during the birth.
We would also ask you to collect small samples of your breast milk three times in the baby’s first year.
Collecting the biological samples is easy. There are a couple of things to note before you begin. Watch the introduction video before you start collecting the biological samples.
Packaging the biological samples is easy too. Click here to find out how to package and store samples safely and hygienically.