The benefits of fish oil for health are well documented. Rich in omega-3 fatty acids, fish oil has a favorable effect on people of all ages and for pregnant women and babies.
To ensure better development of the nervous system of the baby, a mother to take fish oil during pregnancy.
Omega-3 fatty acids belong to the polyunsaturated acids, which are used by the brain to control the inflammation and ensure the integrity of neurons. This is important for the brain to the developing fetus gets enough of these acids.
In addition fish oil reduces risk of premature birth, preeclampsia, and post natal depression.
Another benefit for the baby after birth is that fish oil reduces the risk of eczema, skin allergies and inflammation. Eczema is very unpleasant condition and infants need care if they suffer from eczema. The main cause is “is due to a hypersensitivity reaction (similar to an allergy) in the skin, which leads to long-term swelling and redness (inflammation) of the skin”.
The recommended amount for pregnant women is 500-1000 milligrams per day. You can, instead of taking supplements, eating larger quantities. To avoid uptake of heavy metals in fish is better to avoid swordfish and shark, where the chance of presence but of larger amounts of mercury is greater.
If you decide to take supplements, use only certain manufacturers to prevent harm to yourself and your baby. You should also consult your doctor in order not to harm you and your baby because supplements should be taken properly.