Omega - 3 Questions

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Registered: 06-09-2009
Omega - 3 Questions
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Mon, 10-31-2011 - 11:14am

So I want to start taking Omega -3 now because it is good for the baby brain now until delivery.

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Registered: 02-22-2011
Mon, 10-31-2011 - 12:17pm
Hmmm, not really sure how you can tell, maybe call the company, but then again they don't HAVE to tell you the true. You might have to search more for different ones that are more specific.

There are other ways to add omega 3s to your daily diet. If I eat salad, I throw flaxseed in there. When I eat almonds or pecans, I mix in walnuts. I also eat lots of dried soybeans and other bean meals (southern gal likes her beans). If you ever go out to eat sushi and you really trust this place, a cooked salmon or tuna roll. Yuuuum

Haha sorry this doesn't help much with the vitamin, but I tend to stay away from them and just use my diet to make up for it. The only vitamins I take are my prenatals. Don't be bummed if you end up not using those vitamines though, they make good scar reducers ;D
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Mon, 10-31-2011 - 1:44pm

a lot of pre natals come with omega 3 included now! If you haven't opened them maybe return them and look in the pregnancy vitamin area. =) I know mine have omega 3 included! I would think if its made from fish liver it would say so on the bottle... but I honestly don't know enougha bout vitamins to say for sure. You could also ask your doctor what their advice is. =)

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Mon, 10-31-2011 - 2:13pm

I think what I bought is okay,

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Registered: 02-22-2011
Mon, 10-31-2011 - 8:37pm

Whaaaaat? No prenatals with DHA or Omega 3s? Shinanigans!

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Mon, 10-31-2011 - 8:51pm

That is weird about the no DHA or omega 3! its the big thing now it seems. You can always try online (amazon, drugstore.com, etc). I actually have found they are cheaper online too!

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Registered: 04-12-2009
Tue, 11-01-2011 - 1:33am
My doctor is an advocate for taking fish oil while pregnant. She made srue to tell me this as soon as we got a BFP. With that, she NEVER has said anything about the fish liver.... I'd check with your doctor if it was something that you just read on the net. There's a lot of false info out there so I'd just check with someone that you trust!
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Tue, 11-01-2011 - 5:07pm
I take a prenatal vitamin and a separate fish oil capsule. It is fine with my doctor that they are separate. She has not mentioned anything about making sure it doesn't come from fish liver. But I think it will say cod liver if it comes from the liver.
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Wed, 11-02-2011 - 8:04am

Thanks that is what I was thinking too.

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Wed, 11-02-2011 - 8:31am

Ashley - I am in Toronto Ontario Canada, I have looked around and haven't been able to find a vit with DHA

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Registered: 02-22-2011
Wed, 11-02-2011 - 4:24pm
Oh yeah, I knew that!! Lol yeah I heard your FDA is more careful with stuff like that. But its a good thing :) good luck with finding some yummy Omega 3s for baby :)