Omega-3 fatty acid Supplementation of Women and Risk of Pregnancy

They found no evidence that the omega-3 fatty acid supplementation affects percentage of preterm deliveries, the rate of low-birth weight infants, the rate of preeclampsia/eclampsia, or birth weight and length. However, they did conclude that omega-3 may enhance pregnancy duration and the infant’s head circumference. (Summary by Kasia Kines, MS, CN, CNS, LDN. Kasia is a licensed nutritionist at Your Prescription for Health. She can be reached at

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