Omega 3 and why it's so important in pregnancy...

jessica morris

We have recently incorporated OG Omega 3 PLUS fish oil into the First Trimester Baboo Box as it's so important for pregnancy, read on to find out why....

Omega 3 fatty acids are essential to both adults and children as we cannot make them in our body and therefore need to include them in our diet through food such as oily fish, nuts and seeds or through supplemental form. Omega 3 fats are vital for brain function, vision, counteracting inflammation and hormonal balance.  Omega 3 fats are broken down into three components Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA), Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) and Docosapentaenoic Acid (DPA). 

The DHA component of Omega 3 fatty acids is integral for the building blocks of our brain, nervous and hormonal system, especially for women who are planning to conceive, pregnant and who choose to breastfeed. DHA is needed to support the formation of the developing foetus brain and nervous system hence the importance of getting optimal levels of omega 3 fats in the mother’s diet during this period. The greatest dependence on dietary DHA occurs in the final three months of pregnancy, it is during this time the foetus brain synapses are forming more rapidly (1). After delivery, the infant is reliant upon the amounts of DHA available in breast milk or milk formulas in order to optimize development of brain structure and function.  As a result consuming omega 3 fats whether through food or supplemental form is essential during this time in a woman’s life. 

Omega 3 oil - first trimester Baboo Box

That is why OG Omega-3 PLUS fish oil is delighted to support Baboo Box and their customers. OG Omega-3 PLUS is a premium quality food supplement containing herring oil, organic Spanish extra virgin olive oil and vitamin D.  OG contains high dose omega 3 fish oil of 1000mg including DHA, EPA and DPA, and has the highest levels of DHA on the market, which is great news for expectant mothers.  Cold pressed Extra Virgin Olive Oil is a powerful antioxidant and it is added to OG fish oil to prevent oxidation in the bottle and in the body and to ensure that our customers receive the highest quality fish oil. Vitamin D is added to support healthy teeth and bones along with supporting the immune system.  OG Omega 3 PLUS strives for the highest integrity with independent scientific testing carried out to prove OG Omega-3 fish oil sets a new benchmark for quality and effectiveness. OG sustainably source North Atlantic herring off the coast of Iceland and is fully traceable.  Our packaging is plastic free and ocean friendly.  OG have selected non-leachable and recyclable aluminium packaging as it offers full protection from the sunlight ensuring our customers gets the best quality fish oil on the market.  

In addition, for expectant mothers who are vegetarian and/or vegan rich sources of omega 3 fats are in hemp seeds, flaxseeds (linseeds), pumpkin seeds, chia seeds and their cold pressed oils.  Algae such as Chlorella and Spirulina have a rich source of omega 3 fats and can be added to your diet through smoothies, juices and supplemental form.

It is important to note to always consult your GP or your health practitioner before starting any new supplement regime. 


(1). Echeverria, F., et al., (2017). Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA), a fundamental fatty acid for the brain: New dietary sources. Progstaglandins, Leukotrienes, and Essential Fatty Acids (PLEFA). 124, 1-10.

Author: Avril McManus, Nutritional Therapist, BSc, mBANT, mCNHC.

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