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Is it safe to use Luvena probiotic during pregnancy? When I

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Is it safe to use Luvena probiotic during pregnancy? When I feel a little off ph balanced I use it to prevent a yeast infection. I have read on a few websites it is safe to use when pregnant. I just wanted to make sure.
Thank you
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Nadim Al-Mubarak replied 1 year ago.


I encountered this question with a patient of mine just few weeks ago.

  • Probiotics contains micro-organisms that are naturally available in every normal human being, so-called "friendly bacteria"
  • To date, there are only limited data to document the safety of probiotics during pregnancy. These data showed no evidence of any any adverse events, such as miscarriages or congenital malformations
  • Based on the above, it is most likely but non-conclusively safe.
  • Let me know if you need any further clarifications
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
So would you advise it is okay to use?
Expert:  Nadim Al-Mubarak replied 1 year ago.

If it is making a significant impact on your health when you take it, then YES, I would take it. If not, then I would avoid them and wait until your are done with pregnancy. Theoretically, they should not have any adverse effects, being friendly microorganisms, but we believe in scientific documentation of this safety before we can routinely recommend it.

Expert:  Nadim Al-Mubarak replied 1 year ago.

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