A review published in the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry reports that postpartum depression may be associated with low levels of omega 3. Many women of childbearing age do not intake enough omega 3 and during pregnancy omega 3 levels are decreased even more as they are passed from the mother to the growing fetus. Levels of omega 3 remain low for more than 6 weeks after the birth of a baby. What dietary recommendations do you provide to your pregnant patients?
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