Omega 3 fatty acids, especially DHA, are vital during pregnancy.  Your body cannot make omega 3s, and you must get them from your diet or a supplement.  There is clear evidence that Omega 3s are important during pregnancy and postpartum when you are breastfeeding. Omega 3s, like DHA, are essential for developing your baby’s brain and eyes, improving neurodevelopmental outcomes and IQ, decreasing the risk of infant allergies, preventing preterm birth, and lowering your risk for postpartum depression. The issue is that it can be tough to get enough omega 3s from your diet alone without a supplement. The omega 3 and fish oil supplement industry is a $1.2 billion industry. With a ton of marketing claims, it can be a real challenge to find the right supplement. This episode breaks down everything you need to know to decide whether an omega 3 supplement is right for you during your pregnancy and gives you tips for choosing the right one.

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