Pregnancy and Infants
Seafood is the predominant source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential for optimum neural development. Consumption of more than 340 grams of omega-3-rich seafood per week during pregnancy improves IQ scores in the offspring as well as their behaviour and social development.
Pregnancy duration can vary greatly and little is known about what causes this variation. In this research the association between exposure to fish intake and gestation length was examined, with 8,729 pregnant Danish women participating.
Maternal dietary supplementation with fish oil during pregnancy is safe for the foetus and infant, and may result in better hand-eye coordination.