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What Happens To Your Digestive System During Pregnancy?

There are so many wonderful things about being pregnant! Feeling that little life growing within you, your maternal instincts to protect your little one making your heart burst with love. But your heart isn’t the only part of your body which pregnancy impacts upon – and let’s face it, pregnancy can really take its toll on some parts more than others!

We all know the obvious changes, from your growing bump to bigger boobs, but for many pregnant women, the digestive system can be affected more than you may have thought.

With the pressure from your growing uterus, your digestive system can get really squashed in there! With constipation, gas, bloating and diarrhoea common for most women at some point throughout pregnancy, it’s no surprise to learn that the balance between your body's ‘Friendly’ and ‘Unfavourable’ bacteria can fall out of sync, leading to a whole host of other conditions.

And when the ratio of good bacteria is lowered, health concerns may arise, including:

  • Candida & thrush
  • Lactose intolerance
  • High cholesterol
  • Colitis and IBD
  • Allergies
  • Dermatitis 

To help rebalance your delicate digestive system, you could try a supplement to replenish some of that friendly bacteria.

Udo’s Choice® Super 8 Microbiotic is a blend of eight specific strains of friendly bacteria. It’s particularly helpful for any mom who is recovering from a Caesarean Section, who may be feeling run down while recovering from major surgery. Antibiotics and painkillers are all perfect for helping you recover – but can be harsh on your already delicate digestive system.

Microbiotics help your weakened immune system fight back. And help you avoid a common problem while on antibiotics – thrush!

They can also really help give your new baby’s digestive system the start it needs to begin taking all the goodness it can from your milk. Suitable from birth, Udo’s Choice® Infant’s Blend Microbiotic helps to create a healthy gut from day 1, combating diarrhoea, infection, lactose intolerance and helps your little one have regular bowel movements. Something all moms know is so important for a happy healthy baby!

Here's to happy guts for all! 

This article has been sponsored by NaturalLife. Udo’s choice is available from Health Stores, Pharmacies and online at udoschoice.ie

About the Author

Fun, creative, caring and committed, Sinead O'Moore is our Head of Content & Brand Strategy at eumom and passionate about publishing supportive content for our community of moms. She is also navigating the twists and turns of being a first-time mom! Say Hi by contacting sinead@eumom.ie 

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