We’ve heard a lot about the benefits of probiotics for the gut over the past five-10 years but it’s not just about digestion. Recent research shows that a probiotic given
in pregnancy can help prevent or treat symptoms of postnatal depression and anxiety. Over two years, the study looked at 423 women, all between 14 and 16 weeks pregnant; 212 women were given the probiotic, and 211 a placebo. The probiotics group had significantly lower
depression and anxiety scores than the placebo group and rates of anxiety were half that of the placebo group.