Attention moms! A new study by the University of Kansas Medical Center found supplements of the omega-3 fatty acid DHA might lengthen gestation and increase birth size.
The results of the study add to previous evidence that omega-3 fatty acid supplements help to extend pregnancy, providing more time for babies to develop with a better long-term health outlook.
The Kansas study looked at 350 women, who either took an algal-DHA supplement or a placebo three times a day while pregnant. Upon the conclusion of the study, researchers found participants taking the DHA supplements tended to have slightly larger, heavier babies and to give birth about three days later than the placebo group.
There are many great algal-DHA supplements available nationwide for expecting mothers, such as BrainStrong Prenatal or CVS women’s prenatal + DHA.