Diet of pregnant women is erratic, due to the phenomenon called “lihi or naglilihi“. This often happen during the early stage of pregnancy but might differ for every woman. Some experience it during late stage. During lihi, the girl often loss appetite and inclined on eating specific food types. Not getting enough nutrients is likely, like skipping fish diets. This could have unwanted outcome.
FYI: Most doctors never believed in naglilihi. Please correct me if I am wrong!
Andrew Sinclair, Food Science Professor, Melbourne’s RMIT University. According to results of their study, pregnant rats deprived of omega-3 rich diet had offspring with elevated blood pressure. Rats continued to suffer hypertension after switching to high omega -3 diet. The effect seemed to be irreversible. The same consequence is expected to happen to humans. In addition, human babies who got less omega-3 in mother’s womb tend to develop vision and nerve problems.
Fish is a rich source of omega-3 fatty acid. It should be included in diet regularly.