healthy fats

Healthy Fats and Pregnancy

Healthy Fats and Pregnancy

Good fats are vital for a healthy pregnancy!

Healthy fats are required by our body. They are the building blocks for hormone production which play a major role in preconception health, carrying a healthy pregnancy, through postpartum and beyond.  Good fats are crucial for the baby's brain development.  They can help decrease the risk of preterm labor and help to achieve healthier birth weights.  Many of the important vitamins that we need are fat soluble and require proper fat intake in order to be absorbed. Some of these include: Vitamin D, A, K and E.  These healthy fats help in establishing a good milk supply for nursing and can help decrease the incidence of postpartum depression.