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Healthy Pregnancy = Healthy Baby with Hemp - by Meghan Atkinson, CN

EFAs During Pregnancy:
It is now estimated that approximately 90% of Americans are deficient in Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs), specifically Omega-3.  While everyone requires sufficient levels of EFAs for wellbeing, this is absolutely critical during pregnancy, as both the mother and the unborn baby require 29%-57% more of these good fats. EFAs must be obtained through the diet, as the body cannot manufacture them on its own, hence the word essential. Throughout pregnancy, the growing fetus uses EFAs from foods the mother eats. However, if there is not enough in the diet, the fetus will take from the
mother’s reserve.    

Omega-3:
There are two types of EFAs: Omega-3 and Omega-6.  During pregnancy, Omega-3 is needed for proper fetal development of the brain, eyes, nervous system, and immune system. If the woman and fetus do not get enough, the nervous system and immune system may never fully develop. This can translate into ongoing behavior, learning and immune disorders. In addition, a deficiency of Omega-3 in the mother increases her risk of premature birth, low birth weight, and post-partum depression.  

Omega-6:
Omega-6, specifically in the form of Gamma-Linolenic Acid (GLA), assists in the prevention of pregnancy-induced high blood pressure, otherwise known as Preeclampsia. This disorder affects 10% of pregnant women, and often occurs in the second part of pregnancy.  It’s characterized by swelling in the hands, ankles and legs. In severe cases blood clotting can occur, which could result in stroke.  

Hemp:
The EFA profile in hemp provides the ideal ratio of Omega-6 to Omega-3 at 3.75:1. This is truly significant, as Omega-3 occurs in only a handful of foods. For instance, fish contains Omega-3, yet the mother and her baby can face the risk of mercury toxicity. As for Omega-6, it is relatively easy to obtain Omega-6 in a typical diet, yet the rare good type of Omega-6, GLA is only found in hemp foods (other rare sources of GLA are only found in supplement form). Hemp also contains chlorophyll, which has an excellent cleansing effect on the body. Overall, hemp provides an excellent source of balanced EFAs, and can ultimately assist in having happy, healthy babies and mothers.

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