My chiropractor sister always told me to take fish oil during and after pregnancy, to stave off “mommy brain” (didn’t quite work), as well as help my own brain avoid depression, as well as build my baby’s brain.
A new study out of The University of Connecticut shows clinical research has found that fish oil supplements may indeed help pregnant women by staving off post-partum depression.
The omega fatty oils found in fish have shown to improve brain function.
In the study, half a group of women took fish oil supplements during pregnancy, the other half took a placebo.
The fish oil group reported fewer symptoms of post-partum depression after their babies were born.
Anything that helps.
I can’t help but think of the horribly tragic event Tuesday night in Newburgh, New York, where a mother and three of her four children died after she drove her mini van down a boat ramp.
There are reports of a 911 call and a domestic dispute just minutes before she made the fatal drive.
Whatever the cause of that terrible event, we need to make sure mothers and fathers know there are helps and resources to support them through the tough times – whether vitamin supplements, home visitors, parenting classes or something else.
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This post was written by qni_it on April 14, 2011