Should women take Omega 3?
Women of childbearing age should definitely take Omega 3. Building DHA and other Omega 3 reserves takes time, so taking a DHA supplement is wise for any woman of a childbearing age whether or not she is planning pregnancy.
DHA during pregnancy
DHA is recommended for pregnant women to promote the physical and mental health of both mother and child. DHA strengthens cell membranes and supports maternal healing after childbirth.4
Sufficient DHA in your diet improves attention, enhances emotional wellbeing and provides restful sleep.14
Can't I just take pregnancy vitamins?
Pregnancy vitamins are important, but they do not replace the need for a DHA supplement like AlvoGenius.
Take care of yourself
It's important to stay well, both physically and emotionally. After all, the baby that's on its way will probably take its toll on your sleep and energy during the first weeks and months following birth.
- Remember that you are going through a challenging and sometimes completely new phase in your life. Don't be hard on yourself.
- Eat well and make sure to get enough vitamins and other essentials such as DHA.
- Try to stay physically active. Working out gets the blood flowing and releases endorphins that have a positive effect.
- Make sure to adjust your routine as the pregnancy advances, and don't overdo it.
- Talk to your healthcare provider about your experience and seek their support if you need it.
- Joining a pregnancy group online or offline is a great way to get support from other pregnant women who are experiencing much of what you are too.