Omega-3 to prevent preterm birth?

Updated: Dec 26, 2020

I was attending a webinar today made by SAHMRI called "Omega-3 Fatty Acids to Reduce the Risk of Early Birth: Identifying and Treating the Women Most Likely to Benefit?" with Maria Makrides from South Australian Health & Medical Research Institute.


They were looking at the aspect of using Omega-3 to prevent the risk of early birth. Some reason why they were interested in this matter:

  • Population comparisons by Olsen

  • Backed up by biological plausibility

  • The fish oil fatty acids may alter oxylipin/cytokine balance to: -delay the initiation of labor and cervical ripening