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How much fish oil should i take when pregnant?

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Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 22 years experience
Perhaps just : Being conservative but would avoid any supplements unless prescribed during pregnancy.

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Is it good to take fish oil pills when pregnant?

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Doesn't hurt. : Prior studies showed an association between fish consumption and better neurodevelopmental outcomes. However, more recent information specifically regarding fish oil supplements has not shown the same benefit. While there is no real safety concern, you may be spending money without having much of an effect. I recommend pregnant women consume fish oil by regularly eating fish that is low in mercury.
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Can I take fish oil supplements and Caltrate while pregnant? I was on them prior.

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Discuss with your OB: Some fish oil supplements are derived from high mercury containing sources which would be bad for the baby. Please discuss your vitamins with your OB who should be aware of your intake. I assume you are on prenatal vitamins which are formulated for your needs during this time. Good luck.

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