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Cranberry extract tablets

(4 Posts)
SellyMevs Mon 12-May-14 18:07:11

Are these safe to take in pregnancy? I always used to take them to try and prevent recurring UTI's, and as I appear plagued with them again I thought it might be worth trying along side the antibiotics? Thanks.

whiteblossom Mon 12-May-14 18:10:01

I hope so cos I take them daily! I took them throughout my last pg with no problems. I take them for the same reason as you.

Cant see how they would be a problem as is just cranberry...I drink it too smile

SellyMevs Mon 12-May-14 18:18:37

It's just the box helpfully states to check with your doctor before taking them in pregnancy.... I can't see why they'd be an issue! Otherwise I'm just going for the big bottle of cranberry juice wink

ralv Mon 12-May-14 20:32:47

If it's a recurrent problem it sounds like you might have dysbiosis (too many bad bacteria). I strongly suggest a probiotic supplement. Biocare (available at good health shops) do one called ante natal bioflora which is completely safe through pregnancy. There's lots of evidence of probiotics preventing allergies and eczema in babies. And unfortunately antibiotics kill off the good bacteria as well as the bad and I cannot stress enough how important it is to put the good guys back in.

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