Why are omega-3 fatty acids important in pregnancy?
DHA and EPA are essential for neuron development throughout the body, but they play a critical role in brain and eye development both in pregnancy and during the first few years of life. Lower DHA levels in school aged children have been correlated with poorer reading and working memory tasks. Lower DHA levels in babies have been associated with poorer hand-eye coordinated tasks. Therefore, if you are looking to test your Omega-3 fatty acids while pregnant, you may want to consider taking the Omega-3 Basic test. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have questions about other tests that interest you!