Probiotics, Pregnancy, and Postpartum Weight Loss ? – Issue # 109/2
Probiotics: The Benefits Pre and Post Pregnancy
Here is a reminder on how beneficial “good bacteria” in your digestive system is before, during and after your pregnancy. Your awareness of this fact, if you are withchild, is crucially important to you and to your unborn child, especially to your unborn child, whom I am sure you want to give the best chance at a long, happy and healthy life. You see, as your child is born, through natural child birth, it is the first time he/she is introduced to an infusion of good bacteria, an immune system, your immune system. So it stands to reason that you would want to do your best to give your child a strong and healthy immune system. Hey, the fact that postpartum, probiotics can help get you back in your pre-pregnancy shape is “icing on the cake”, so to speak. Here is a summary from a chicagoparent.com article that reinforces everything we have ever written on the subject, enjoy:
Having a strong and healthy gut is very important for both mother and baby. If the mother has an inadequate diet high in processed foods, very low in fruits and vegetables, drinking beverages like coffee and/or carbonated drinks, has taken antibiotics, has high anxiety levels and is taking a low-grade prenatal vitamin, the resistance of the child changes and will be affected for life. Each of these products alters the good bacteria inside our systems, which is given to the infant.
The double whammy to the above is when the infant is born by means of C-section. Children born vaginally have a greater variety of gut bacteria in their digestive tract verses those born by means of c-section. This bacteria lies within the vaginal canal and kick starts the child’s immunity, which is vital for the childs future health. Due to this fact, children born by means of c-section have a higher rate of:
Taking a high-cultured probiotic is a step in the right direction to support the resistance of both mommy and baby. In truth, numerous research studies have discovered including probiotics to the mother’s supplement regimen prior to conception has even higher advantages for the infant. Researches show moms who enhance their probiotic intake during maternity can decrease their youngster’s risk of allergies by as much as 50 percent and specifically in chronic eczema, asthma and atopic dermatitis. Mama benefits by minimizing her risk of colds and respiratory infection.
Here are some other excellent needs to take a high dosage of probiotics during maternity:
1 Probiotics reduce threat for preeclampsia.
Preeclampsia is the primary reason for maternal death in the United States. A study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology did an analysis of more than 33,000 females in Norway to discover that females who ate 4.7 ounces of fermented milk products throughout the first half of their maternity had a minimized risk for developing preeclampsia. Probiotics assist to lower inflammation in the intestinal tracts, which is thought to reduce blood pressure.
2 Probiotic intake during the first trimester assists in losing postpartum weight quicker.
Study in the British Journal of Nutrition has found that women supplementing with probiotics that contain Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium throughout the first trimester and up until they stopped breastfeeding (up to 6 months) were associated with less weight problems one year after delivering. (Excessive weight is defined as a body mass index of 30 or more).
3 Probiotics helps digestion and vitamins and mineral absorption.
Probiotics help to break down proteins, carbs and fats and transforms fiber into healthy fatty acids that nurture the cells that line the digestive tract wall. This can help lower gas, bloating, heartburn and irregularity. When the intestines are sealedthe better our bodies soak up the nutrients from the foods we eat. The even more nutrition mothers get, the more the baby gets, too. Probiotics also assist the intestinal tracts make short-chain fatty acids, which contribute to the overall health of the body.
4 Probiotics can help lower the risk for postpartum depression.
Medscape Medical News reported the connection between the gut and brain is very genuine. Initial study is finding the importance that taking probiotics can alter the neurotransmitters in the gut, increasing the ability to deal and cope with anxiety and depression.
While it is very important to take probiotics throughout pregnancy, it is more crucial that both mama and child take probiotics postpartum. When in doubt speak to a nutritionist that specializes in maternal and baby wellness and nutrition to learn what’s best for you and your baby.
Maintaining a healthy immune system before, during and after a pregnancy doesn’t have to be difficult. By eating foods rich in probiotics you can easily maintain a healthy gut and microbiome, fostering good health for your future child and yourself. Eating things like yogurt, pickles, kimchi, sauer kraut and/or taking a good probiotic supplement will do you a world of good.
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