Fortunately, there are blissfully simple actions we can take to have a healthier pregnancy and still be relaxed enough to enjoy it!Among these: getting adequate vitamin D and sunshine, optimizing our DHA intake with a supplement, and even simply drinking cranberry juice. It’s also a great time to outsource jobs that make you sneeze, like cleaning the vacuum filter or dusting. Having fewer allergic responses during the first trimester benefits your baby. So while you’re doing all the work of building this baby, leave those other tasks to someone else.
Another tip? Probiotics!Antibiotics can be routine to ensure a healthy delivery, keeping infectious bacteria from ascending the urogenital tract or causing complications during a C-section. While they are essential, antibiotics can disrupt the microbiome. That alone poses risks for complications. But probiotic treatment with lactobacilli can help minimize those risks.
Be proactive with Pregnancy Care Probiotic! It was formulated for the unique needs of pregnancy and can be super beneficial post-C-section.Clinical trials show that Pregnancy Care Probiotic (US/CA) contains strains able to colonize the lining of the cervix, which gives it the ability to protect the vagina against bacteria like E. Coli. It is also proven to:
- Support a healthy gut and vaginal microbiota before, during, and after pregnancy
- Reduce diarrhea from antibiotics given during caesarean section
Get your digestive tract on track!Constipation, heartburn, diarrhea, gas, and bloating can be serious annoyances of pregnancy. A daily probiotic can help, while also strengthening your immune system.
We use always strict quality control, and we know it’s even more critical when you’re pregnant!The formula is non-GMO and is free of all major allergens, including soy, dairy and gluten, as well as yeast and sugar. Instead of coating our formulas with plasticisers, we use modern lab techniques to test our strains and ensure they are proven to survive the harsh environment of your stomach acids. Simply put: this leads to a much more effective probiotic and exponentially greater health benefits for you.
Ready to give Pregnancy Care Probiotic a try?Preferably start at least a week prior to delivery and continue for 10 days after. If you are given antibiotics, try to take the probiotics about 2-3 hours before or after antibiotics for best results. References: http://ndnr.com/womens-health/the-vaginal-microbiome-its-role-in-fertility-preterm-labor-risk/ http://www.jognn.org/article/S0884-2175(15)31538-0/pdf http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-562203/Why-probiotics-ARE-boon.html https://bmcpregnancychildbirth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12884-016-0923-y
Holistic Nutritionist Dana Green Remedios, RHN, RNCP has a passion for helping others break through their blocks to greater health, wealth, and happiness, working with transformational mind-body tools. The Vancouver-based educator and coach answers your questions in English, French, and Spanish as a Specialist working in the Product Information Department at Flora, and is a regular contributor to the FloraHealthy blog.