Having a healthy gut during pregnancy
I remember being pregnant and constantly thinking about if I was making the right decisions for my health and my baby’s. When you’re growing a human you might be thinking about A LOT of things, I know I was. And maybe one of those 854,829,738 things is about your gut health, and maybe it’s not 😜 so I’m here to tell you the things that can be helpful or can happen when it comes to supporting your gut through pregnancy.

Having a healthy gut during pregnancy helps with many, many things - including but not limited to, nutrition absorption, strength of your immune system and protection against infection. These are huge factors that play into your overall health and a healthy baby too. It’s so important to find ways that you can nourish your body and feel good.

One of the best ways to support your gut is obviously through the food that you are consuming. We go over a lot of this in my gut guide (check it out here!), but in general, you want to eat a diet of organic produce, healthy fats, antioxidants, bone broth and probiotic-rich fermented foods like sauerkraut and kimchi. The more of these types of foods you can consume the better.

You also want to do your best to avoid processed foods with things like artificial sweeteners, msg, pesticides and artificial food dyes. Foods that contain these are more likely to disrupt the natural environment of your gut and cause you to feel awful.

Don’t forget that when you have a healthy gut it helps your baby have a healthy gut too!

To learn more ways to support your gut health, grab my Gut Health Made Easy Guide here!


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