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.
Evidence suggests that maternal DHA intake contributes to the normal visual development in utero and in breastfed infants up to 12 months of age. Further, maternal DHA intake can play a positive role in a variety of immune system functions.
Strong evidence has accumulated for the benefit of increased EPA and DHA omega-3 intake and the reduced risk of early pre-term birth, and omega-3 intake and healthier birth weight of babies.
Global scientific and government agencies recognize the importance of DHA in the first 1,000 days of life.
Read below about the many reasons to recommend omega-3s for your patient's prenatal and infant health.