Yes. The microbiome changes during pregnancy. The prenatal period is marked by unique inflammatory and immune changes that alter maternal gut function and bacterial composition as the pregnancy advances each trimester. The degree to which the gut microbiome contributes to the neurodevelopmental, immunological and intestinal health of the pregnant woman and fetus is only recently beginning to be measured. Future research is likely to unravel precise roles and mechanisms of the the gut microbiome in pregnancy.
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