Probiotics encourage proper nutrient absorption and the more nourishment moms get, the more the baby gets too. Studies show that mothers who increase their probiotic intake during pregnancy reduce their childs risk of allergies by as much as 50%, specifically in regards to eczema, asthma and atopic dermatitis. PRO-Moms will also help with constipation, a common issue during pregnancy. Studies have even shown that probiotics offer postpartum support of more balanced mental and emotional function and encourage the shedding of the baby weight more quickly. As reported by Medscape Medical News, the connection between the gut and brain is very real. Preliminary research shows that probiotics can alter the neurotransmitters in the gut, boosting the ability to cope with anxiety and depression, making them key for moms postpartum. Probiotics are one of the top recommend supplements for expecting moms. Studies have shown a reduced risk of developing mastitis, UTIs, gestational diabetes and inflammation which are also known as the most disruptful complications during pregnancy and breastfeeding. As many as 1 in 3 breast-feeding moms are affected by mastitis that can threaten their capacity to breastfeed and their enjoyment of their new baby. A recent study in Spain (2010) compared two probiotic strains (L. fermentum & L. salivarius) to antibiotic therapy for mastitis. Those treated with probiotics had both a higher rate of recovery and a lower rate of recurrence, without the side affects of vaginal yeast infections and oral thrush in their infant. REPOPULATE YOUR VAGINAL CANAL. Babies are meant to be inoculated with the bacteria they need for a healthy life as they travel through the birth canal. The problem: certain medications, diet and antibiotics may have damaged the good flora you were meant to pass on during birth. PRO-Moms is formulated with the best strains to encourage optimal colonization of the vaginal canal and a healthy start for your little one.