It is widely known that Omega-3 fatty acids are important for a healthy brain function along with other huge benefits it delivers to our bodies. It is needless to say that it’s even more important for a pregnant woman as she’s growing a baby inside of her.
Out of many edible fatty acids, only Omega-3 cannot be synthesised by our body, which means fetus must receive this nutrient from their mother (through the placenta).
That’s why pregnant women are suggested to supplement their diet with Omega-3 fatty acids. It hugely helps during the fetal development, as it has a positive effect during the gestation and on birth weight.
Omega-3 isn’t something easy to get enough of from our diet as well. Pregnant women have restricted diets due to some seafood and shell food restriction, which makes it even harder to get enough of this nutrient. And of course, some simply don’t eat that much fish.
It is estimated that an adequate level of omega-3 fatty acids for a pregnant woman would be a good amount of vegetable oils, 2 smaller fish dishes per week and fish oil supplements (or algae-based docosahexaenoic acid).
There are high levels of DHA present in Omega-3s and Childlife Essentials has a specifically designed DHA product for pregnant women. The taste is Lemon (with no fishy smell) which makes it very easy for pregnant women (with possible digestion troubles) to take it.
There are so many benefits to supplementing with DHA during your pregnancy including the positive effects it has on the brain and eye development of the baby and during infancy as well as healthy pregnancy length and birth weight.