Gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, development of baby and postpartum depression are things we may stress and worry about during pregnancy.
Pregnancy is the best time in a woman’s life to really focus on health.
Simple, everything that you do and don’t do right now while pregnant will affect your pregnancy and your baby.
This is why I always say that pregnancy is the one time in your life when you should put extra focus on your health and fitness.
I can’t stress how much of what you do during pregnancy affects your baby and pregnancy. Which is why I’m always trying to give you more and more info on what you can do to positively affect your pregnancy.
I’m not sure if you know, but earlier this year I was suffering from terrible stomach/digestion issues.
I went to every doctor imaginable and got every test and examination you can think of, with zero diagnosis.
Therefore, I took matters into my own hands to find holistic ways to heal myself and get rid of the pain I was having.
I took so many teas and supplements and made so many diet changes, and eventually the pain went away… I was healed lol.
The power of nutrition and vitamins and supplements continues to amaze me.
In the research I did, I started working on my gut health. One of the things I added to my routine was PROBIOTICS.
I can’t believe the difference it’s made in how I feel and even look. I feel like it was the missing link.
It was such a difference that I started doing some research on probiotics for pregnancy. What I found was so amazing that I decided to formulate my own probiotic to add to the MMF Supplements.
We haven’t launched yet, but stay tuned 💖
So, today, I want to share with you the incredible benefits of taking probiotics during pregnancy.
Of course, as always, it’s important to clear anything you’re taking with your health care practitioner. But this is AAAAMMAZING!!
Get ready to fall in love with the idea of taking probiotics…
Benefits of Probiotics for Pregnancy
- Reduces the risk of Preeclampsia: probiotics are great at reducing systemic inflammation.
- Reduce the risk of gestational diabetes: Probiotics help control blood sugar metabolism and glucose levels, which means better protection for you and your baby.
- Helps support growth and development of your baby: reducing inflammation with a probiotic will help C-reactive protein levels in early pregnancy that can be problem.
- Help reduce the risk for postpartum depression: There’s a huge connection between the gut and brain. Taking probiotics can alter the neurotransmitters in the gut which then boosts the ability to deal and cope with depression and anxiety.
- Helps improve digestion and absorption: most of the baby’s development and growth comes from nutrients and vitamins that you consume. Having better absorption would allow your body to actually use those nutrients to help the baby. Probiotics also help the breakdown of proteins, carbs and fats and converts fiber into healthy fatty acids that nourish the intestinal wall. This can help reduce gas, bloating, heartburn and constipation (many of the things we deal with in pregnancy).
- Helps baby’s brain health (and more): your gut microbiome determines baby’s brain development, because a good probiotic helps improve gut microbiome, you are quite literally improving the health of your baby’s brain. Actually, it also helps baby’s immune and gastrointestinal systems. When they’re not working as they should immune disease, allergies, and autism are just some of the symptoms.
- May prevent preterm labor: we have gut microbiome, and we also have vaginal microbiome. Abnormal changes in the vaginal microbiome can contribute to vaginal infections during pregnancy and those infections are linked to higher risk of preterm labor.
And if this isn’t enough to convince you about adding probiotics to your pregnancy regimen, here are a ton more benefits.
More Amazing Benefits of Probiotics for Pregnancy (source)
- Improves pregnancy constipation (source).
- Increases nutrition in colostrum by reducing obesity and gestational diabetes risk factors (source).
- Improves placenta health so baby has better nutrition in the womb (source).
- Reduces mastitis (source).
- Improves baby’s immune system (source).
- Has a positive effect on breastmilk and its ability to build baby’s immune system (source, source).
- Modulates healthy bacteria in mama’s lymph nodes that improves breast health and ultimately newborn health. (source).
- Lowers high blood lipid levels in mama (source).
- May prevent heart problems for baby later in life (source).
- Reduces premature membrane rupture.
- Reduces C-section risk.
- Reduces pathological umbilical cord blood pH.
- Less chance of getting gut disorders (source).
Is this not crazy?
Bet you had no idea just how beneficial probiotics could be for you right now.
They are good and important for all humans to take lol, but especially important and beneficial during pregnancy.
I am beyond excited to be able to offer you a good quality, premium ingredients, medical grade probiotic that you can use during pregnancy and beyond.
It’s helped me so much and I even give it to my husband and kids as well.
It has been my goal since I started my business to be able to be the one stop shop for you when it comes to all your health, nutrition and fitness needs throughout all the stages of your life.
And having MMF Labs has given me the opportunity to help you at an even greater level #dreamsdocometrue
So, I hope you know that these projects take months and months and a huge investment in my part, but I do it because I believe in these things, and I know they can help you.
There are other vitamins and supplements that will help you, read more about them here.
Thanks for following me and trusting me in this journey as I continue to find more things to help you.
Probiotics, vitamins and supplements are very important during pregnancy, but so is self-care. Check out this video on how you can practice self-care.