Pregnancy And Omega-3
Please talk with your doctor first about all your vitamin and nutritional needs before and during your pregnancy so as to make sure you are getting enough Omega-3s, folic acid and other nutrients essential for a healthy pregnancy.
Fish is one of the greatest sources for getting your Omega-3s. The Food and Drug Administration/Environmental Protection Agency has set some guidelines about the safety of the eating of fish while pregnant and breast feeding.
First lets go over what the agency says about Pregnancy And Omega-3 nutrition.
You should be getting enough Omega-3 fatty acids since they are essential for fetal brain development, a newborn’s vision and continued neuro development. Omega-3,s will also help yourself by reducing the risk of pre-eclampsia, preterm labor and delivery postpartum depression.
However there are some guidelines: you want to get at least 8-12 ounces of fish per week making sure the fish is from low mercury species. These will be salmon and trout (stay away from farm raised), light tuna, mussels, herring, oysters (from the Pacific), catfish, cod, shrimp,and whitefish.
The fish with high mercury content which should be avoided are: marlin, tilefish, albacore tuna,swordfish and king mackerel.
When it comes to Pregnancy And Omega-3 supplements there is no positive recommendation for pregnant women or anyone else for that matter, however eating 8-12 ounces of the recommended fish would deliver about 4-6.5 grams, and that would equate to about 900mg a day.
Can’t come to grips with eating fish? Then by all means take a supplement that would equate to that 900mg a day.First do some research or ask your doctor on a brand. You want to make sure that the fish oil tablet is free of toxins. In other words, you do not want them to originate from one of those high in mercury fish species.
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