Probiotics can help the mother with digestion, nutrient absorption, and preventing constipation. Probiotics also help develop beneficial bacteria that lies within the vaginal canal of the mother. This coats the baby during a vaginal birth and kick starts the baby’s immunity, which helps prevent the baby from developing allergies, asthma, eczema/psoriasis, diabetes, and obesity. Make sure to consult your doctor before taking a probiotic supplement. Best Sources: Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium usually found in plain yogurt or kefir from grass-fed cows, kimchi, sour pickles, kombucha, sauerkraut, miso.