For pregnancy

30 capsules


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Gluten free

Gluten free

During pregnancy

During pregnancy

During breastfeeding

During breastfeeding


OptiBac Probiotics 'For pregnancy' is a natural probiotic supplement with added prebiotic FOS fibres, specially formulated for use during and after pregnancy, from conception through to early motherhood. Contains three high quality strains, scientifically researched in hundreds of pregnant and breastfeeding women, and proven to reach the gut and vagina alive.

Optibac wins Your Healthy Living Award

Probiotic Strains

  • Lactobacillus rhamnosus HN001
  • Lactobacillus acidophilus La-14®
  • Bifidobacterium lactis HN019
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  • Product Description

    Who is 'OptiBac Probiotics For pregnancy' for​?

    Especially for use in pregnancy, from conception through to birth and early motherhood, to help support digestive function and vaginal health, as well as general well-being*. 

    Key benefits

    • Each capsule provides 12 billion CFU friendly bacteria + 30 mg FOS fibres - the billions count is guaranteed until end of expiry.
    • Contains three premium probiotic strains Lactobacillus rhamnosus HN001, Lactobacillus acidophilus La-14® and Bifidobacterium lactis HN019 which have been trialled in hundreds of pregnant and breastfeeding women.
    • All three strains are scientifically proven to survive stomach acidity and reach both the gut and the vaginal tract alive. 
    • Bifidobacterium lactis HN019 has been shown to help support immune health and overall digestive function, including improving regularity*. 
    • Maternal supplementation of L. rhamnosus HN001 may have beneficial immune effects for both mother and baby*.
    • Lactobacillus acidophilus La-14® has been shown to support vaginal health in pregnancy*.
    • Suitable for pregnant women from conception through to birth and for breastfeeding and non-breastfeeding women post birth.
    • Suitable for those on a vegetarian, vegan, dairy free or gluten free diet and for those with coeliac disease.
    • Sugar free
    • GMO free
    • Free from artificial flavourings or colourings typically found in other food & drinks containing friendly bacteria.
    • Easy to take on the go – no refrigeration required. Capsules can be opened and contents taken alone.
    • Recommended for daily use.
    • Available to purchase in one pack size of 30 capsules.
    • Winner of Janey Loves Platinum Award 2020
    • From the UK’s most trusted & recommended brand of friendly bacteria supplements. As determined in an independent survey of 1000 British women+

    Please note: This is a food supplement and is not intended to prevent, treat or diagnose any medical conditions.

  • How To Use

    Instructions for use 

    Food supplement suitable for pregnant women from conception through to birth and for breastfeeding and non-breastfeeding women post birth with the following recommendations:

    • Take 1 capsule daily with food, preferably with breakfast, or as professionally directed.
    • For anyone unable to swallow capsules, the capsule can be opened and contents mixed with a cold meal or beverage.
    • Do not exceed recommended daily dosage.
    • May be taken on an ongoing basis or as professionally directed.
    • For best results use daily.

    Food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a healthy diet and lifestyle. Those taking any medication or with serious medical conditions should consult a doctor before use. OptiBac supplements will not cause dependency and may be used on an ongoing basis.

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    Like the rest of the OptiBac range, 'For pregnancy' does not require refrigeration. Store in a cool, dry place below 25°C and out of direct sunlight.


    Probiotics are not recommended for those with serious medical conditions e.g. those who are severely immunosuppressed, have pancreatitis, are in the ICU, have melaena, have a central venous catheter or patients with open wounds following major surgery; unless under a doctor's care.

    Keep out of reach and sight of children.

  • Ingredients

    Ingredients for pregnancy supplement fact panel

    • Live probiotic cultures: Lactobacillus rhamnosus HN001, Lactobacillus acidophilus La-14®, Bifidobacterium lactis HN019
    • Corn starch
    • Vegetarian capsule: hydroxypropyl methylcellulose
    • Fructooligosaccharides (FOS 30mg)
    • Anti-caking agent: vegetable magnesium stearate

    Check bottom of pack for Best Before date.

    Suitable for vegetarian, vegan, dairy free and gluten free diets.

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  • Reviews

    Customer reviews

    • I have taken Optibac probiotics on and off for many years, and when my tummy became particularly unsettled early in my pregnancy, I started taking these. My symptoms included bloating, and erratic and frequent bowel motions, when I am usually very regular. After taking these just for 2-3 days, these symptoms improved significantly, and I felt much better in myself. I could rest better at night, and thus felt more energetic during the day. I would highly recommend taking these during pregnancy, or indeed, another Optibac product.

      Lucy Yang - 16th April 2021

    • I was having trouble taking any supplements / probiotics during my pregnancy as they were making me feel quite queasy - so I swapped to this probiotic after a recommendation from a friend and was able to take these without issue - they are much gentler for my body which is just what I needed. I have been taking them now for nearly four weeks and feeling a lot better - less bloating, more of a 'healthy' appetite and more energised in general. Just ordering my next supply to keep me going for the rest of my pregnancy and beyond. Great product.

      Katie - 16th February 2021

    • After having an emergency c-section with my third baby, I ended up with an infection in the wound which required antibiotics. The antibiotic messed up my digestion as I experienced bloating, discomfort and burning sensation in my stomach. My newborn also reacted badly as I was and still am exclusively breastfeeding, initially it made her experience several bowel movements in a matter of hours then the following weeks after she was only moving her bowl once a week and she broke out in eczema. During this time I also started to experience very low moods, not full on depression but definitely on a tipping point. I spoke with my friend Sarah, a nutritionist, about my symptoms and experience, she recommended these probiotics. Within a matter of days taking them my mood significantly improved, I felt the like a fog over me had been lifted and I could smile from the inside and enjoy my baby. I also got her the newborn probiotic drops, which are so much more convenient to give than the sachets, and within days her bowels started moving daily again and her skin has improved tenfold. If you are experiencing any of the issues I have described, I would highly recommend these probiotics and the baby drops they have been amazing for me and my daughter. I recently ran out and after a week or so the bloating came back, I quickly repurchased and once again symptoms have disappeared! I know its going to take a while for my gut to be fully rebalanced again but I am super confident its on the road to recovery with these.

      Ami - 19th October 2020

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  • Delivery & Returns

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    Coronavirus Update

    We ship all USA orders from our warehouse in Hampshire in the UK. Due to the ongoing global pandemic many US, European and Worldwide postal routes are seeing increased transit times. Delivery times provided on this site are therefor a guide and not a guarantee. Express Services largely remain unaffected however these routes are typically subject to local tax and duties at customs.

    USA standard shipping: $4.99

    International postal order - typically delivered within 4-10 working days.
    Free standard shipping on orders over $100.

    USA express shipping: $6.99

    We use DHL and orders are typically delivered within 1-3 working days.



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    Worldwide Delivery

    • We deliver to more than 50 countries.
    • Shipping is charged at cost - please note that duties may apply.
    • Please allow 3-7 working days for delivery within Europe and 5-12 days to all other destinations. Includes order tracking.  
    • If you are located within the United Kingdom or Europe, we recommended switching to our UK website.
    • International deliveries might currently take a little longer due to the global coronavirus situation. Please refer to the webpage of our international delivery provider DHL to confirm the number of days it takes to receive your order and whether they currently ship to your country.
    • Most international delivery prices are dependent on the size and weight of your order and where it is being sent. You'll be shown the final price of shipping in the checkout, before payment, once we have your address and order details.
    • Long distance shipping and short-term exposure to high temperatures will not compromise the viability of our products. Customers living in very hot countries should store the products out of direct sunlight and refrigerate if the option is available.

    For more details regarding international orders, currency conversion and applicable tax for orders outside the USA, please take a look at our delivery FAQ.

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