Omega-3s have been added to prenatal vitamins because they were know to be good for fetal brain and eye development.
We now have evidence from a large study of a diverse group of researchers from around the word that Omega-3 supplementation during the first trimester is also good for fetal growth.
The study was published in AJOG in the February 2023 issue.
The researchers stated the docosahexaenoic acid and eicosapentaenoic acid are the most important for the healthy fetal weight and growth characteristics.
The benefits of the first trimester supplements held into the third trimester and fostered healthier abdominal measurements of the developing babies.
Being on a healthy nutritional plan prior to pregnancy will help ensure that you get the best effects as soon as you conceive. For more pregnancy planning information, see your provider at Women’s Health Practice.