Fish Oil in Pregnancy Benefits Babies’ Brains

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04 Feb 2007, 8:03 am

By Jeremy Appleton, ND, CNS

Healthnotes Newswire (February 1, 2007)—Pregnant women who took fish oil supplements high in the fatty acid DHA had children with greater hand–eye coordination, according to a new study in which 98 women started taking fish oil supplements 20 weeks into their pregnancies and continued until delivery.

Fish Oil in Pregnancy Benefits Babies’ Brains


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06 Feb 2007, 12:15 pm

Cod Liver Oil is great, I take it periodically



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06 Feb 2007, 12:25 pm

Just IM my sister the link. She is due in June to have another boy. She has refused to
take the fish oil I have been trying to get the rest of her family to take.



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06 Feb 2007, 12:32 pm

Yes, fish oil works wonders. It conains GLA & DHA and much omega 3 fatty acids. It is good for the brain function, but also sexual functions like seminal production. Therefore, men should take it if they wish their wives to become pregnant.



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06 Feb 2007, 6:49 pm

I buy organic flax (linseed) in bulk for my n-3 fatty-acid needs - daily fish eating raises mercury levels in the body + there is a serious over-harvesting which threatens many species of fish.



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06 Feb 2007, 6:56 pm

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06 Feb 2007, 6:58 pm

^ i hope you ran that s**t through an anonymising proxy or a public console. Last guy who tried that here got his ISP account terminated and blacklisted.

say hi to real life for me.

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06 Feb 2007, 7:33 pm

psych wrote:
I buy organic flax (linseed) in bulk for my n-3 fatty-acid needs - daily fish eating raises mercury levels in the body + there is a serious over-harvesting which threatens many species of fish.


Vaccume distilling seems to remove most the mercury.

My gelcaps (from walmart) : Anchovy, Mackeral, Sardine



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07 Feb 2007, 3:57 pm

Some studies claim that Omega 3s prevent post partum depression as well. The idea of taking fish oil during pregnancy makes me feel queasy even now, though. I doubt I could've kept them down during my pregnancies. Flaxseed caps work for me, and they have an added benefit for pregnant women of preventing constipation and softening stool--very important in the last few weeks of pregnancy, or if you're on iron pills, which have the opposite effect.



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07 Feb 2007, 4:35 pm

Sappho wrote:
Some studies claim that Omega 3s prevent post partum depression as well. The idea of taking fish oil during pregnancy makes me feel queasy even now, though. I doubt I could've kept them down during my pregnancies. Flaxseed caps work for me, and they have an added benefit for pregnant women of preventing constipation and softening stool--very important in the last few weeks of pregnancy, or if you're on iron pills, which have the opposite effect.


I notice my big bottle setting near my electric heater started smelling a bit fishy. From
now on I'm storing them in the frig.

I was sure I would not beable to stand fish oil or fishy burps from it. But I really never
had a problem.



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07 Feb 2007, 5:16 pm

This article made lots of sense as the DHA would help immensely in the formation and development of the brain, eyes and nervous system in foetal development. I have always thought that anything to do with fish in any way was good.


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07 Feb 2007, 6:10 pm

Fiz wrote:
This article made lots of sense as the DHA would help immensely in the formation and development of the brain, eyes and nervous system in foetal development. I have always thought that anything to do with fish in any way was good.


everything except the taste and smell and the texture :D



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08 Feb 2007, 5:05 pm

I take this every day. I really recommend anyone who has a history of heart disease in their family background to take it. The brain health side of it is good too.



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08 Feb 2007, 5:26 pm

xon wrote:
I take this every day. I really recommend anyone who has a history of heart disease in their family background to take it. The brain health side of it is good too.


My Grand father died of a stroke and my fathers had heart attacks and bypass surgery. So I'm sold on it!