Looking after the little ones in your belly
You can’t control what colour eyes your baby will have, or whether they will have their father’s belly laugh, but there is one thing that you can have control over: the health of your baby’s gut bacteria. Your body has trillions of probiotic bacteria (sometimes called the “friendly bacteria”) working away and setting the foundation for you and your baby’s health. So the healthier your gut is, the greater the possibility your baby will also have good gut and immune health. New Inner Health Pregnancy and Breastfeeding probiotics may help support the microbiota balance and gut health of you and your baby during this very important stage of life.
Inner Health Pregnancy and Breastfeeding brings together some of the world’s most researched probiotic strains [Lactobacillus rhamnosus (LGG®), Lactobacillus acidophilus (NCFM®) and Bifidobacterium lactis (Bi-07)] in a simple one-a-day formula that may:
- Support baby’s immune system development
- Maintain your baby’s health and wellbeing
- Support your own gut health and healthy bacterial balance
Your little one receives their gut bacteria direct from you, so you want to make sure yours is in top form!
Here are some tips to help promote a healthy pregnancy:
- Eat and drink organic and chemical-free where possible to avoid exposure to pesticides or added hormones
- Eat three serves of fresh fish a week or take a good quality fish oil supplement to support baby’s brain development
- Eat protein at every meal (meat, fish, nuts and seeds, eggs, or tofu), protein provides the building blocks needed for growth
- Drink plenty of water and cut back on caffeinated and sugary drinks
- Rest! Try to sleep a minimum of 7 hours per night. If you’re having trouble with sleep speak to your healthcare professional about tips or supplements that may help
- Exercise is crucial, but listen to your body! One thing to make time for though are regular pelvic floor exercises to strengthen your pelvic muscles and help avoid problems in the future