Is it safe to take fish oil or other omega-3 supplements during pregnancy?
Yes. In fact, if you’re not eating fatty fish like salmon or sardines once or twice a week, taking a daily omega-3 supplement might be a good idea. Research has confirmed that adding EPA and DHA to the diet when pregnant has a positive effect on visual and cognitive development of the baby. Studies have also shown that higher consumption of omega 3s may reduce the risk of allergies in infants.
- DHA helps the pregnancy reach full term
- DHA helps prevent post natal depression
- Helps with the development of the baby’s brain, eyes and immune system