Did you take a prenatal that had omega 3 fatty acids during pregnancy and did you have a healthy baby?

I am taking omega 3 acid along with calcium, iron, folic acid, and vitamin C.

Is omega 3 safe as a supplement during pregnancy?

One Response to “Did you take a prenatal that had omega 3 fatty acids during pregnancy and did you have a healthy baby?”

  1. Michelle R Says:

    Omega 3 from fish oil is very good for you and your baby – it boosts brain development and can help against depression. You want something with high levels of EPA and DHA.

    Omega 3 from flax or flaxseed oil is NOT good for pregnancy or breastfeeding. It can affect your hormones in ways that are not good for the baby. There have also been some animal studies that have shown harmful effects, though no human studies as yet. Some people believe that taking a little flaxseed oil around week 38-39 can help you go into labor sooner – all the more reason to avoid it earlier on.