Being pregnant and bringing a baby into the world can be a time of great joy. But let’s be real, it’s not all unicorns and rainbows. Morning sickness, constipation, heartburn, increased susceptibility to colds and flu and a whole bunch of other not-so-nice symptoms can all come with being pregnant.
And let’s not even mention the dietary restrictions! Take out your morning coffee, sushi lunch and a glass of red with dinner, and your options start to look a little limited. Plus the guidelines can be hella confusing.
Lucky, it’s not ALL doom and gloom. Experts at least agree that you can help to manage symptoms and keep feeling healthy with smart pregnancy wellness strategies like:
- daily exercise
- prenatal vitamins
- pelvic health check-ups
- eating well (within the guidelines!).
So how do probiotic drinks, like kefir, fit into a healthy, balanced pregnancy lifestyle? Can you have kefir when pregnant? And how can it help?