Postpartum depression may be associated with low levels of omega 3

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?

For more information, please read the article in Medical News Today.  “Image courtesy of [adamr]/Freedigitalphotos.net”

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  1. Post-partum depression refers to the changes both in terms of physical and emotional aspects in a woman after pregnancy. What exactly causes post-partum depression is something that still eludes medical experts up to the present. What is certain is that most people simply refer to the episode as “the blues,” which is a nonchalant way of pointing something that is more than just casual. What is more certain is that the episode may manifest a few days after delivery and may last for weeks or even months, the duration of which depends on the coping mechanism employed by women and those around her. ,

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