Getting your omega-3s during pregnancy may have a bundle of benefits.
- reduced risk of preterm labor. We think unexplained preterm labor may be associated with inflammation in general. Omega-3s decrease inflammation so may also decrease preterm labor associated with inflammation.
- smaller incidence of low birthweight infants. I’m not exactly sure why, but omega-3s are vasodilators. More blood flow to baby equals more nutrients equals better growth.
- reduced peripartum depression.
- reduced risk of diabetes or high blood pressure related to pregnancy (gestational diabetes and gestational hypertension/ preeclampsia).
You need them. You want them. HOW CAN YOU GET THEM?