Organisms Living in the Placenta May influence Pregnancy Outcomes

A probiotic-rich diet may improve the health of your placenta. Image by Decoded Pregnancy, all rights reserved

Rather than being sterile, the placenta serves as a microbiome that may strengthen the baby’s health or help lead to preterm labor.

Preemies Benefit From Probiotics: Prevent Necrotising Enterocolitis

Researchers have investigated the benefits of lactobacillus and other probiotics for preemies.  Image by Bob Blaylock

The digestive tracts of preemies, or premature infants, aren’t mature, and they can develop NEC as a result. Research has found that probiotics can help.