Five Healthy Pregnancy Tips from Dr. Sears

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Since the baby brain is 60 percent fat, choosing the right fats is key. Studies show that the children of moms who eat safe seafood during pregnancy, or take omega-3 fish oil supplements, have higher IQs. These smart fats help boost your baby’s brain development. Saturated and trans fats, on the other hand, cross the placenta, clogging cell membranes. Trouble is, the average American women gets only 150 mg of omega-3s daily—a far cry from the recommended 500-1000 mg.   

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