Healthy! Function of omega-3 for pregnant mother

Morinaga Platinum ♦ 2 February 2024

Healthy! Function of omega-3 for pregnant mother

Did Mom know that omega-3 not only consume better for child in growth period but also for the fetus growth? A child's nutritional needs must be fulfilled when he/she is in the womb. It’s because whatever foods that Mom consumed will be absorbed by the fetus for growth and thrive. Omega-3 is one of the important nutrients because of its benefits.

The benefits of Omega-3 is really useful to maintain Mom and the fetus health, moreover when the pregnancy comes to the age of 8 months. Omega-3 is a fatty acid that is not synthesized by the human body. That is why it was obtained from foods or supplements. If Mom is afraid of mercury from fish, Mom could still get it from eggs, yoghurts and cereals.

Then, what are Omega-3 benefits for Mom and the growth of 8 months old fetus? See the reviews below.

  1. Good for fetus brain stimulation

    Fish oil contains EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (Docosahexaenoic acid) that could affect the baby's intelligence when inside the womb. Fetus’s brain and nervous system have a high level of EPA and DHA. Therefore, to fulfill EPA and DHA needs for the 8 months old fetus brain is very important.

  1. Forming Retina

    DHA in omega-3 contribute 40% of fatty acid in the brain and 60% in retina. Therefore, according to 2004 Child Development Journal, not surprisingly if the fetus that get omega-3 as his/her nutrition have a better vision than those who didn't.

  1. Reduce the risk of premature birth

    Premature birth is having birth before the time and usually the fetus growth is not perfect yet. Premature babies have a health risk because the body organs are not strong enough. According to 2004 Child development Journal, Omega-3 could reduce the risk of premature birth for 42%. So, when the fetus is 8 months old, it’s good for Mom to consume omega-3.

  1. Prevent the depression risk

    Anxious and restless that lead to depression when approaching labor time often felt by pregnant Mother. Omega-3 could be use to reduce depression. Having a lot of rest and consume omega-3 regularly will really help Mom to reduce depression.

  1. Avoid the risk of ADHD

    ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) is a behavior disorder that signed by hyperactive and impulsive. Some of the study said that children with ADHD have a low Omega-3 fatty acid in their body. So, it’s better that Mom consume omega-3 when the baby development is at 8 months old in order to avoid ADHD.

    Well, that is reviews earlier about the benefits of omega-3 for Mom and the fetus if consumed during pregnancy. Beside omega-3, don’t forget about other nutrition that is good for the fetus growth. Because the key to Mom and the fetus healthiness is the good and balanced meal intake. Enjoy the pregnancy, Mom!