What is DHA, anyway? DHA stands for docosahexaenoic acid. It is one of the omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential to our bodily functions. Because we don’t produce them, we have to get them from our food or from supplements. DHA is naturally found in fatty fish such as anchovies, salmon, herring, mackerel, tuna, and halibut. Omega-3s are especially important during pregnancy—so important that doctors recommend either eating at least two servings of these fish per week or taking supplements.
Consistency is key to keeping your Omega-3 levels high enough to grow a baby. Here are our top reasons why DHA itself and Mommy’s Bliss Omega + DHA supplements are an important part of your pregnancy nutrition:
DHA helps with brain and eye growth
DHA is like a building block for your baby’s brain and eyes. The human brain is made up of fats, like DHA, that allow it to function properly. The brain needs Omega-3s to think, learn, communicate, and regulate behavior. Your baby needs the best chance from the very beginning to start off on the right foot, and DHA helps give them that.
- DHA is good for you, too
Your baby gets all its nutrition from your body. While you’re growing your baby and providing it with nutrients, you also need to maintain your own reserves so you can stay healthy, too. Make sure there’s plenty of DHA to go around.
- Convenience is your best friend
From what we know about how DHA is used in the body, consistency is important. To optimize pregnancy and fetal health, the Environmental Protection Agency and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommend that pregnant women consume DHA daily. For most of us, a gummy is more convenient and easier to remember than making sure you eat some fatty fish each day.
Our formula is unique
Food aversions during pregnancy are real—if you’ve been through pregnancy or are going through it, you know. We formulated our delicious Prenatal Omega + DHA gummies with chia seeds and algae, so taking our vegetarian DHA supplement every day helps ensure you’re getting what you need while also maintaining your plant-based diet—and avoiding the intense fishy burps or smells that come with fish-based DHA.