Toni Harman

Director, Microbirth School


A graduate of the London Film School, Toni Harman has made a number of internationally distributed films about childbirth including the award-winning documentary MICROBIRTH (2014, 60 mins) about the origins of the human microbiome, FREEDOM FOR BIRTH (2012, 60 mins) about the struggle for women’s rights in childbirth and DOULA! (60 mins, 2010) about the work of birth and postnatal doulas. Toni’s extensive research for MICROBIRTH led to her co-authoring the book THE MICROBIRTH EFFECT (2016, Pinter & Martin). Recently, she has founded MICROBIRTH SCHOOL offering accredited online courses for health professionals. All the online courses offered by Microbirth School have been approved for Continuing Education credits for doulas, midwives, childbirth educators and lactation professionals.