Can you drink water kefir when pregnant?

posted 3 months ago in Wellness
Post # 2
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

It’s low risk. It can have as much as 1% alcohol, so not much but it is still alcohol.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

mus1ca1xo :  are you making your own or is it commercially produced water kefir?

I make my own kefir but I would personally avoid it during pregnancy. Not even for the small percentage of alcohol thing but more for the fact you don’t know exactly what bacteria and cultures may be present in your batch. I wouldn’t want to risk it. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee

It’s extremely low risk, and the benefits likely outweigh the risks. Though I agree with PP who recommends buying it comercially during pregnancy, just to further lower the risk of contamination. But above all, I’d ask your doctor about it. I see no reason to avoid it while TTC, though. 

Could you consider milk kefir? That comes highly recommended for pregnancies and is considered totally safe (it lacks any alcohol, and has much more probiotics/nutrition) and has been linked to lower Pre-E and Preterm delivery rates. 

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