Omega-3s are important in pregnancy.
The omega-3 DHA is a vital nutrient during pregnancy and lactation, and mothers are the sole source for developing babies. It is a critical building block of the brain, retina, and nervous system. Research has also shown an improvement in pre-term and early pre-term births when supplementing with EPA and DHA omega-3s.
Read below about the many reasons to recommend omega-3s for your patient's prenatal and infant health.
Global scientific and government agencies recognize the importance of DHA in the first 1000 days of life.
Evidence suggests that maternal DHA intake contributes to the normal visual development in utero and in breastfed babies up to 12 months of age.
Research consistently demonstrates a benefit in decreasing the likelihood of early preterm birth and also supports omega-3 intake and healthier birth weight. Specifically, one meta analysis showed a 58% reduction in early pre-term birth in mothers with higher omega-3 intake.
Immune System Function
Prenatal omega-3 supplementation can play a positive role in a variety of immune functions.