Dr. Barry Sears Dr. Sears Comments:

Reducing prenatal depression as well as increasing the brain development for the fetus are two good reasons to take adequate levels of omega-3 fatty acids during pregnancy.  My recommendation for an adequate level is 2.5 grams of EPA and DHA per day.


Yes, prenatal depression is a thing

For three out of her four pregnancies, Rebecca Hartley-Woods struggled with dark, anxiety-filled thoughts. “I thought I was crazy, hormonal, and that if I gave voice to what I was feeling, someone would say, ‘You’re supposed to be happy, aren’t you excited?’ ” says Hartley-Woods, a doula in the Tampa Bay, Fla., area.