That's what one of my former coworkers told me one day after I had revealed I was pregnant with my first. She had said it as a joke, and I had definitely found it funny, considering all the embarassing gas I was already experiencing just three months into pregnancy! Now, four years after I had my first baby, I've found out that what she said was absolutely true.
I'm going to be fully honest: the gas during pregnancy didn't surprise me. What did surprise me was that the gas continued long after I gave birth. Since I got pregnant again so quickly, it seems that it never went away.
After I had my daughter, my gastrointestial system seemed to develop some sort of multiple personality disorder. One day I'd be terribly constipated. A few days later I could hardly make it to the bathroom in time to go with no trouble whatsoever.
Whichever way my insides decided to take me, my symptoms were manageable, and I never felt the need to seek out advice from a doctor. After all, I've been busy enough with the every day responsibilities of caring for my family and (trying to do) the major things to keep myself healthy, I didn't want to take the time to address this little issue. At the same time, it's always been a bit depressing to think that my bowels really won't ever be the same!
About a month ago, I started taking Provella. Provella is a probiotic supplement designed especially for women. It contains a blend of 6 bacterial strains chosen specifically to offer maximum benefits to women. I was hoping that taking a probiotic would help me become more regular. In addition to helping with digestive health, Provella also supports immune and vaginal health.
I was mildly familiar with probiotics when I started taking Provella, but I didn't realize that a supplement like this would do so much more than just keep my digestive system clean! Here's a quick Q&A on Provella:
After using Provella for four weeks, I have to say that I'm feeling more regular than I've been in the past few years. I'm not sure if it's a coincidence or if it's the Provella changing how my bowels are working, but there are enough other benefits to Provella that I fine with continuing to take it.
- The controlled-release system of Provella protects it from harsh stomach acid, which helps good bacteria (probiotics) reach the intestines where they can begin working
- Probiotic Lactobacilli support proper digestion and a healthy immune response.
- Bifidobacteria help promote intestinal and immune health.
- Lactobacilli inhibit growth of bad bacteria in the vaginal area, promoting an environment where natural flora can flourish.
If you are interested in trying out Provella, you can visit www.provella.com/momcentral for a coupon to save $6. You can also purchase Provella online from Amazon.
Note: if you have any questions or experience any issues after taking Provella, please call them toll-free here:: 855.899.9180
I participated in a campaign for Provella. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for participating. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.