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#1 of 3 Old 07-03-2013, 03:33 PM - Thread Starter
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Hi, all -

I wasn't sure if this ought to go in the pregnancy forum or if here would be fine, but it seems like I could maybe reach maximum amounts of health gurus here. =)

Does anyone have any solid information one way or the other about the safety of soil based probiotics during pregnancy? Google is turning up a lot of advertisements and anecdata, but I can't find anything really definitive one way or the other.

I've taken probiotics daily for a couple of years, usually the pearls. I've never taken the HSO kind before. I ran out of pearls and almost immediately started having with my stomach. My husband picked up a bottle of the Primal Defense probiotics by Garden of Life for me tonight because it was supposed to be the best. It's a ridiculous sized bottle, I think it's got 90 in it, but I'm a little concerned about taking it while pregnant.

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Jamie, 35,  mom to Tykie (12.07.02) Malachi
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Bumping for input. Anyone have info to share regarding probiotics?

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I took HSO probiotics throughout both of my pregnancies - both times ok'd by my midwives. 


What specifically are you concernedd about?


I think you will be hard pressed to find any concrete studies concerning this as there is very little out there about probiotiocs in pregnancy in general. 

If the people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny." Thomas Jefferson.

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