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Omega-3

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Omega-3

Consuming omega-3 fatty acids during pregnancy can reduce the risk of preterm birth, prevent eclampsia, and increase birth weight. Other potential benefits are improving fetal brain development and reducing the risk of cerebral palsy. 

Omega-3 fatty acids from fish oils and algae-derived marine oils contain DHA and EPA acids. The body cannot produce them independently, so they should be consumed in adequate amounts.

What to eat:

Always consult with your doctor before taking omega-3 supplements.

 What to avoid:

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