That is a loaded question that we get a lot! Let’s dive into this subject, but before we do, please remember that we always recommend to consult with your doctor about supplements that you want to take during your pregnancy. Every woman is different and your baby’s health is the most important thing!
With that being said, let’s dive into the research!
1) Google every probiotic strain that is listed in the ingredient list. Some companies use probiotic strains without any scientific evidence to support them and they are simply a “filler” to offer you a higher CFU count. The reason some companies do that is to save on the supplement cost, but trust us, you don’t want a random probiotic strain in your supplement. A quick Google search will yield multiple benefits and articles about well-studied strains, and very limited data on other probiotic strains.
2) Look for a vegetarian formula. No sugar, preservatives , gluten or dairy should be included in a great probiotic formula to prevent bacterial vaginosis.
Now that we know what to look out for, let’s talk about how the probiotics work in our body. Probiotics are good bacteria strains that help you fight and stop recurring bacterial vaginosis, yeast infections, and UTIs. V-Luxe probiotics contain good bacteria strains that are naturally found in the vagina. Our probiotics help balance your vaginal pH level by producing lactic acid. A healthy vaginal pH level is 3.5 – 4.5 and it’s the perfect level to prevent bad bacteria and yeast from overgrowing. That’s how V-Luxe probiotics prevent and stop recurring BV, yeast infections, and UTIs. The probiotics are the natural defense you have against bad bacteria.
There have been multiple studies that show bacterial vaginosis has been linked to preterm labor and low-weight babies. That’s why it’s extremely important to go see your doctor and ask them to monitor you for bacterial vaginosis when you’re pregnant. On the contrary, while there has been limited research about taking probiotics during a pregnancy, the American Pregnancy Association classifies probiotics as a safe supplement. “The likelihood of contracting bacteremia from taking Lactobacillus probiotics is less than 1 per 1 million”. This is a very low risk and from our point of view, getting BV during a pregnancy could be a lot more concerning.
Healthline gathered evidence from multiple studies that showed taking probiotic supplement during a pregnancy is safe and actually provided many benefits to the expecting mother and new born! “Probiotics are popular supplements that are safe to take if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding. In fact, taking them during pregnancy has been linked to benefits like fewer pregnancy complications, reduced risk of eczema in babies, and improved markers of metabolic health in expectant mothers.”
The bottom line – if you are prone to recurring bacterial vaginosis, yeast infections, and UTIs, we highly recommend you ask your doctor if you can take probiotic supplements during your pregnancy as they can provide you with amazing benefits on preventing these infections and reducing the risks of preterm labor and low-weight babies.
Here at V-Luxe, we offer a high-quality probiotic supplement and have already helped thousands of women cure their recurring BV, yeast infections, and UTIs. We also include prebiotic in our formula and only use strains that are backed by science. Click here to shop V-Luxe probiotics and learn more about what makes us different!