Why Omega 3 is a crucial element during pregnancy?
Omega-3s have been found to be essential for both neurological and early visual development of the baby. However, the standard western diet is severely deficient in these critical nutrients. This omega-3 dietary deficiency is compounded by the fact that pregnant women become depleted in omega-3s because the fetus uses omega-3s for its nervous system development.
Omega-3s are also used after birth to make breast milk. With each subsequent pregnancy, mothers are further depleted. Research has confirmed that adding EPA and DHA to the diet of pregnant women 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.
Omega-3 fatty acids have positive effects on the pregnancy itself. Increased intake of EPA and DHA has been shown to prevent pre-term labor and delivery, lower the risk of preeclampsia, and may increase birth weight. Omega-3 deficiency also increases the mother’s risk of depression. This may explain why postpartum mood disorders may become worse and begin earlier with subsequent pregnancies.
Why Fairhaven Pregnancy Plus Omega 3?
With a regular dose of Fairhaven Pregnancy Omega 3 supplements during pregnancy and nursing, studies have suggested that this fatty acid could improve the mental ability of babies. Omega 3 also works to support their eye, heart and respiratory development.
There is no fishy aftertaste with Pregnancy Plus Omega 3, just the pleasant refreshing taste of citrus fruits.