Is Taking Omega-3 Fish Oil Supplements Safe During Pregnancy?


1. Is It Safe To Take Fish Oil During Pregnancy?

Yes and no, since it depends on the type of fish oil you consume. There are two types of fish oil.
Fish oil taken from the body (i.e., flesh) of the fish is safe.
Oil taken from the liver of fish, i.e., cod liver oil, is not safe during pregnancy as it contains high levels of retinol (vitamin A), which puts your baby at risk of congenital disabilities


2. Balanced production of prostaglandins:

Omega-3s found in fish oil manage the production of prostaglandins that regulate blood pressure, blood clotting, inflammation and allergic responses, gastrointestinal and kidney functioning, hormone production and nerve transmission