Dr. Wilson shares why it is recommended for women to take fish oil when they are trying to get pregnant and what type of fish oil is best.
Fish oils I recommend for a couple of different reasons. One is that all hormones are made from fats, and by making sure you have these healthy Omega-3 fats from fish oil ensures that you’re going to have the healthy fats to make healthy hormones.
Fish oils are also really important to general health and immune system, and so that’s another reason. keeping you well while you’re trying to get pregnant. Another reason is that fish oils are very important to mood and stabilizing mood.
What the research shows is that women who take fish oil have much lower likelihood of postpartum depression, for example. So I always recommend fish oil during the pregnancy in order to really help make sure that you’re going to feel well after the pregnancy.
The other reason for fish oil is that it’s really important for the baby’s brain development. So once you are pregnant you want to have the Omega-3 fats there for the baby as well.
Dr. Donielle Wilson is a licensed Naturopathic Physician in Connecticut, New York, and Washington Sate. She graduated from Bastyr University, the leading accredited institution for the study of natural medicine, in 2000 with a doctorate in naturopathic medicine and a certificate in midwifery.
Dr. Wilson is currently president of the New York Association of Naturopathic Physicians (NYANP) and has held that position since April 2003. In that role she is dedicated to increasing awareness of and access to naturopathic medicine by passing legislation to license Naturopathic Doctors in New York. In addition, Dr. Wilson is a past board member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) and is a current board member of the American Association of Naturopathic Midwives.
Her passion is to address stress-related conditions by balancing hormones and neurotransmitters. She is an expert in natural health care for women, particularly natural therapies for fertility, dysplasia and menopause. She has extensive experience working with adults and children with allergies, fatigue, frequent infections, hormone imbalances, cancer, autoimmune conditions, diabetes, high cholesterol, migraines, insomnia and digestive problems.
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