Dr Nauf AlBendar is a leading expert on the early years, from preconception upwards to childhood, who is one of my trusted sources of knowledge.
She is a medical scientist at the forefront of human health research. With a BSc in Molecular Genetics and Genomics, an MSc in Nutrition & Food Science and a PhD in clinical medicine with an expertise in developmental origins of health and disease (DOHaD) from Imperial College London.
By decoding recent studies on the impact of preconception, pregnancy, birth and the first years of life on ongoing chronic health diseases, Dr AlBendar has developed a deep appreciation and understanding of the developmental origins of health and disease.
When she became a mother and discovered the lack of recent evidence-based information available to parents, she set up her website, https://www.thewombeffect.co/ as an educational platform to inspire and inform aspiring parents that would like to prepare for and guide their families to optimal health and wellbeing for life.