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Boulder, CO
A 24-year-old female asked:

Is it safe to take the probiotic vsl3 while pregnant?

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Dr. Scott Lippe
A Verified Doctoranswered
31 years experience
Vsl: Yes probiotics are safe during pregnancy if you need them.
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Arlington, VA
A 30-year-old female asked:

Is it ok to take a probiotic while pregnant?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 28 years experience
Uncertain.: No research has proven safety for probiotics during pregnancy - although they are considered generally safe. They do change the flora of your digestive tract, though, and could affect your immune system, your vaginal flora and thus modify your risk for preterm birth and aberrant fetal growth. Fetal effects indirectly via maternal microbiome changes may be expected as well. Avoid for now.
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Last updated Mar 16, 2021
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