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cranberry tablets/probiotics safe in pregnancy?

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jane313 Sun 08-May-05 15:53:49

Towards the end of my last pregnancy and after I kept suffering from thrush and also cystitis when I was breastfeeding. Touch wood since I've been taking probitics (in the form of multibionta tablets) and cranberry tablets I haven't suffered from either. Am not pregnancy but asked a pharamcist about these and she said they weren't known to be a problem but not to take either.

Does anyone know any different?

Cooperoo Sun 08-May-05 16:17:34

I am sure the bottle of Cranberry tablets I used to have said NOT to take if pregnant. I used to suffer from Cystitis loads but oddly have not had it since I fell pregnant with dd in 2002 (!).
I think I began to look after myself a lot more then. HTH a bit.

Rochwen Sun 08-May-05 16:35:29

I used to suffer from cystitis (the worst thing on the planet if you ask me, I'm a wimp I know) and I have been taking cranberry tablets religiously since then as I'm too scared to stop them. I spoke to my mw on my booking in appointment and she said it was ok to continue them. I'm now 26 wks and still taking them and I will continue to do so. I'm not an expert but I'm sure taking a few cranberry tablets can't hurt as much as the amount of anti-biotics and painkillers I have to take when I do get cystitis. (How will I ever survive labour eeeek.)

...oh and I'm also taking probiotics (the yogurt drink variety).

jane313 Sun 08-May-05 16:50:53

thats good to know, thank you.

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