Safety Of Probiotic Drinks For Pregnant Women?
I am 28 weeks pregnant, I want to ask if it is safe to drink yakult for digestive health because I have constipation. Is it sure to be safe for the fetus?
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Yakult is a dairy product that has been fermented using good bacteria called lactobacillus casei which can improve digestion and improve body health, which has several similarities with yogurt because it is the same as being treated by using these bacteria. Yakult can help improve digestion and overcome difficult bowel movements or constipation like many pregnant women experience, but it must also be considered how to consume it, not overdoing it and paying attention to expired levels.
For pregnant women for the health of their bodies and the health of the fetus, they must pay attention to the composition of the food and drinks that you will consume. because whatever intake you eat will affect your body and your fetus. The composition of the yakul is:
Lactobacillus casei bacteria
Skimmed milk powder
So Yakult can be consumed by pregnant women who experience constipation, and it is safe for the fetus, as long as it does not exceed the consumption of it or does not consume expired yakult. However, if you experience diarrhea, vomiting or vomiting, you should check with the nearest doctor in order to get the proper examination and treatment.
Several things you can do
To prevent constipation, apart from consuming yakult, it is recommended to eat foods that are high in fiber, namely lots of vegetables and fruits, drink lots of water, and avoid holding back bowel movements.
Thank you, hope this is useful. Dr. Nurmarwiyah