Preliminary studies have found that taking fish oil supplements during pregnancy can improve the baby's hand-eye coordination. However, not enough studies have been done to know if fish oil is safe to take during pregnancy. Because of this, it cannot be recommended for pregnant women to take fish oil.
- Studies indicate that there are very small amounts of mercury found in fish oil.
- Pregnant women can take an omega-3 fatty acid that is not derived from fish oil.
- Many prenatal vitamins now contain omega-3's.