Our expert says:
Most probiotics are considered safe to take during pregnancy as the probiotics remain within your gut and are not absorbed systemically (into your bloodstream), and they may have benefits during pregnancy such as potentially reducing the incidence of allergies in the baby, and helping with constipation and other gastrointestinal complaints during pregnancy. It is always best though to check the label of the specific probiotic that you want to use, and of course check with your doctor about anything new that you want to try during pregnancy.
For a specific strain, I can recommend Lactobacillus reuteri Protectis, as this has numerous studies to back its safe use in pregnant women as well as newborn babies.
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