Want help to give birth to a healthy baby? Take a good quality probiotic
Pregnant women are naturally concerned about giving birth to a health and safe baby. To help ensure a healthy childbirth, you want to take Probiotics during pregnancy. These are dietary supplements containing potentially beneficial bacteria or yeast, and have been used in the food industry for many years because they are able to convert sugars (including lactose) and other carbohydrates into lactic acid. This not only provides the characteristic sour taste of fermented dairy foods such as yogurt, but acts as a preservative, by lowering the pH and creating fewer opportunities for spoilage organisms to grow.
Including a significant proportion of probiotic foods (soybeans, Jerusalem artichokes, raw oats, unrefined wheat and unrefined barley) in the diet has been demonstrated to support a healthy probiotic flora and may be a more effective and sustainable means of achieving the desirable health benefits promised by probiotics.
If you’re going to take a probiotic to help during pregnancy, make sure it’s high quality. The best supplements come in powdered or capsule form and should be kept refrigerated. Look for supplements that contain Lactobacillus, Acidophilus and bifidobacteria in the billions. Probiotics lose potency with age, so buy smaller quantities more often to ensure you are getting the most active cultures.
You should begin to feel a difference within a week or two if your probiotic supplements are effective. If not, try a different variety, combination or brand the next month. These supplements are remarkably safe, so it’s okay to experiment. If you buy a smaller quantity, you won’t waste your money — but be sure to give it a couple of weeks to show benefits.
Having the proper nutrition will help ensure the health of your baby during pregnancy and a safe delivery when giving birth.
Mark Zakowski, M.D.
Over 105,000 Deliveries
Author, The Safe Baby System
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