Probiotics and Early Pregnancy

Probiotics and Early Pregnancy

You may have heard about the benefit of probiotics before. Probiotics are also known as “helpful bacteria” that are in your body naturally. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

What do probiotics do?

Sometimes your body loses some of its natural probiotics, and so getting probiotics from outside sources can be helpful in preventing illness and disease. If you have more harmful bacteria in your body than helpful bacteria, you can be at an increased risk of getting sick. Probiotics can help keep the bad bacteria from multiplying, and can help reduce your risk of illnesses or even disease. The best part is that probiotics are readily available at almost any health food store, drug store, or even grocery store.

Are they safe during pregnancy?

You might be wondering: Is it safe to take probiotics during early pregnancy? The answer is yes! Probiotics have been proven to even be helpful during pregnancy, especially the first trimester. One of the greatest benefits that probiotics have is the ability to regulate and essentially “calm” the digestive system. Since early pregnancy can be such a hard time due to stomach issues such as nausea, vomiting, constipation, and other problems, probiotics can be a great choice for preventing and managing these problems naturally.

Probiotics have also been shown to help bacterial infections and issues with a developing baby, as well as the mother. Believe it or not, there are even studies that show taking probiotics during pregnancy can help prevent eczema in babies! They increase the efficiency of the immune system of the mother, and in turn, increase the efficiency of the immune system of the baby, even while still in the womb.

All natural

One of the reasons that many women love probiotics is because they are natural. They don’t contain any drugs or chemicals that don’t belong in your body. Probiotics are a great choice for women who are looking for a way to stay healthy using natural products. You can find probiotics in many forms at your local health food store or drug store.

They are available as supplements in pill form, or in powder or granule form. However, the most popular way to get probiotics into your system is to simply eat the foods that naturally contain them. Probiotics occur naturally in certain foods such as keifer, yogurt and even sauerkraut. If you are buying yogurt or keifer, look for the words “Active Cultures” on the label to ensure that you are getting probiotics.

Inexpensive

Probiotics are also very inexpensive, so you can afford to try a few different kinds to see which ones you prefer. If you have any questions about probiotics and if they are safe to take in your particular situation, of course, as always, speak with your doctor for additional information and advice.

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Lindsey Zaldivar
Lindsey Zaldivar | ConceiveEasy
Lindsey lives in Roselle, Illinois with her husband and son Harry. In between keeping up with a busy toddler, she enjoys blogging about parenting, cooking, crafting at The Accidental Wallflower.