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The importance of Omega 3 for Pregnancy

The Importance of Omegas 3 for Pregnancy

The majority of pregnant and breastfeeding women do not get recommended amounts of omega-3 fats

Only 27% of pregnant women are getting recommended amounts of the omega-3 fat DHA

Omega-3 fats are crucial for the baby’s visual and cognitive development, and may reduce women’s risk of postpartum depression.

Got Baby Brain– You need more Omegas!!!I

Inadequate intake of omega-3 fats in pregnant women may be linked to premature birth, preeclampsia, low birth weight,  hyperactivity in children and increases risk of  the baby developing allergies.

In children, supplementation early in life increases intelligence.

You Need to Know- Your body cannot form omega-3 fats, so a fetus must obtain all of its omega-3 fats from his mother’s diet. Hence, a mother’s dietary intake and plasma concentrations of DHA directly influence the DHA status of the  developing foetus.