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A 28-year-old female asked:

16 weeks pregnant . vegan. can i take flax seeds for my omega 3(dha) requirements or is it unsafe?

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Dr. Becky White
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Yes: Flax seeds are fine as well as other whole grains. Make sure you get plenty of folate (folic acid) and b12 in your diet.
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