A new study concludes that: “Maternal fish oil supplementation during pregnancy is safe for the fetus and infant, and may have beneficial effects on the child’s eye and hand coordination.”
The study was a double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled trial.
See more details here: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/550051 (free registration required)
From the article: “[Long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids] are critical in the development of normal neuronal and visual development of the fetus. Current studies have demonstrated that DHA improved attention and mental processing in children whose mothers received supplementation in pregnancy. “
The subjects were given 3.3 grams per day of combined EPA and DHA (from fish oil). That is equivalent to between 5 and 6 capsules of Barry Sears’ OmegaRX oil that I recommend and is the most highly purified pharmaceutical grade oil on the market that I’m currently aware of.