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I was at the store tonight and saw the DHA supplement and the Omega 3 supplement, and could not remember which one I was supposed to get.<br><br>
I looked on their website and saw that the difference is in the amount of EPA and DHA. The DHA supplement has 450 mg DHA and 90 mg EPA. The Omega 3 has 220 mg DHA and 330 mg EPA. I also saw on the website there is a Prenatal DHA which is the same as the DHA.<br><br>
So which one is better during pregnancy? I didn't know which one to get!<br><br>
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Where are all the Nordic Naturals users today? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Correct me if I'm wrong, someone, but I think DHA is the important bit during pregnancy. I took the strawberry flavored DHA supplement and loved it (but then switched to Carlson's because it's soooo much cheaper but still good quality).<br><br>
The prenatal DHA is the same as the regular DHA but apparently it doesn't have a flavor at all just in case your stomach is sensitive. Personally, I'd go with the DHA supplement over the general omega 3, but that's just me. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Darn it...I bought the Omega 3 after standing there for 10 minutes with DH and DS rushing me...<br><br>
Oh well, I haven't opened it. I'm sure I can exchange!
 

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Eh, you don't need to return it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Either way, you're giving your body and your baby good stuff. Personally, I am more concerned about the overall quality of the oil than the actual content, and NN is great stuff. Don't worry. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Thanks! I had not heard of Carlsons, I will look into that one as well!
 

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I got the plain old Omega 3, it says it comes from sardines and anchovies...I don't think that's the cod liver one. It says it has a lot of Vitamin E, is that okay while pregnant/nursing?<br><br>
After I use up this bottle I'll get the DHA instead.
 

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I also stood there trying to figure out which one was the best one to get, and when I asked my m/w about it, she said to go with the DHA. None of them is going to be bad, but she thought that one would be the best during pregnancy and nursing.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Just be careful not to get the one with cod liver oil (I give DD that one). It has way too much vitamin A for pregnant folk.</div>
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Some disagree. Weston A. Price Foundation actually recommends CLO for pregnant women. There are some articles on their website about how natural vit. A doesn't cause toxicity like synthetic vit. A. I take Carlson's CLO (lower vitamin content than NN) and I even told my fairly mainstream dr. He looked in one of his books and said it's okay. I think he told me to stay above 10,000 IU per day, which I do.
 

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Thanks again everyone...DH works near the store where they carry them, so he said he would switch out my Omega 3 for the DHA sometime this week. He's so nice <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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