I am aware that is completely safe and beneficial to take probiotics during pregnancy. However, with this being my third pregnancy, I have confirmed a repeated pattern of obtaining candida (yeast) problems directly after birth. My children never obtained it, though within days of beginning to breastfeed I did contract thrush through my nipples which caused tremendous pain and discomfort. These times I managed to treat and rid myself of it and have a successful breastfeeding experience otherwise. However, I would LOVE to avoid having this problem altogether for baby girl #3. I was thinking of taking a few different products - See here:
Ultimate Flora Critical Care - 50 Billion: http://www.renewlife.com/ultimate-flora-critical-care-50-billion.html
Ultimate Flora Vaginal Support - 50 Billion: http://www.renewlife.com/ultimate-flora-vaginal-50-billion.html
The only thing stronger I have seen is 200 Billion and I don't know if they recommend taking this on a regular basis, but for 7-days. I might complete the 7 days (as I am currently working on ridding myself of a yeast infection) then go to the 50 billion.
Can anyone offer any further advice if they think this is the best approach to preventing candida for the future-especially right after birth of my baby? I really appreciate anyone's opinions/expertise!!! Thanks!!