Benefits of DHA in Pregnancy and Lactation:
DHA intake during pregnancy and/or lactation can prolong high-risk pregnancies; increase birth weight, head circumference, and birth length. Besides it also prevents brain and central nervous system malfunctions and even enhances brain development and function in the offspring. Several studies have shown that DHA is important for proper fetal development, including neuronal, retinal, and immune function. Besides, folic acid and vitamin B12 also support a healthy pregnancy and help in reducing birth defects.