The 100 trillion bacteria that live inside your intestinal tract, called the gut microbiome, have a massive impact on the health of your baby. Essentially, your gut microbiome during pregnancy shapes the health of your unborn child. During a healthy pregnancy, your oral and gut microbiome transfers to your baby. Your gut health and intestinal flora form your child’s digestive system.
So pregnancy is the perfect time to improve your own gut health, as you are doing the work both for yourself and for your unborn child!
This living bacterial ecosystem will determine the health of your baby’s skin, bones, muscles, sleep, brain, heart and mood functions.2 Gut microbiota will determine health issues like eczema, asthma, digestion, heart disease, colitis, allergies, mood disorder and obesity.3 Your baby inherits his or her microbiome from you, so improving your own microbiome before the birth is incredibly important.4