DHA & fetal development

PreferaOB ONE® contains plant-based life'sDHA

DHA supplementation during pregnancy has been shown to significantly increase length of gestation, helping mothers carry to a healthy or full term.1,2

DHA is also essential for1:

  • Normal fetal growth
  • Neurologic development and function
  • Learning and behavioral development

During pregnancy, DHA is naturally transferred from maternal stores to the growing fetus to support optimal development.1,3 Without sufficient dietary intake, pregnant women can become depleted of DHA.1

The March of Dimes®* recommends that pregnant women get 200 mg of DHA daily to support fetal brain development.4 PreferaOB ONE® meets this recommendation.5

PreferaOB ONE®
contains plant-based life'sDHA

The DHA found in PreferaOB ONE® comes from a sustainable plant-based source called life'sDHA, produced in an FDA-inspected facility.6

  • DHA is important for optimal infant brain, eye, and nervous system development1,3
  • life'sDHA™ is found in most baby formulas7
  • life'sDHA™ is plant-based, with no ocean-borne contaminants or fish allergens6

*March of Dimes is a registered trademark of the March of Dimes Foundation, all rights reserved.
life'sDHA is a trademark of DSM, all rights reserved.

INDICATIONS AND USAGE: PreferaOB ONE® is a prescription multivitamin/multimineral nutritional supplement with Omega-3 fatty acid (life'sDHA™) indicated for use in improving the nutritional status of women throughout pregnancy and in the postnatal period for both lactating and non-lactating mothers. PreferaOB ONE® is also beneficial in improving the nutritional status of women prior to conception.


WARNING: Accidental overdose of iron-containing products is a leading cause of fatal poisoning in children under 6. Keep this product out of reach of children. In case of accidental overdose, call a doctor or poison control center immediately.

CONTRAINDICATIONS: This product is contraindicated in patients with a known hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients.

WARNING: Ingestion of more than 3 grams of Omega-3 fatty acids per day has been shown to have potential antithrombotic effects, including an increased bleeding time and International Normalized Ratio (INR). Administration of Omega-3 fatty acids should be avoided in patients taking anticoagulants and in those known to have an inherited or acquired predisposition to bleeding diathesis.

PRECAUTIONS: Folic acid when administered as a single agent in doses above 0.1 mg daily may obscure pernicious anemia in that hematological remission can occur while neurological manifestations remain progressive. Pregnant women and nursing mothers should avoid supplemental doses of vitamin E higher than RDA amounts. While prescribing this nutritional supplement for pregnant women, nursing mothers, or for women prior to conception, their medical condition and other drugs, herbs, and/or supplements consumption should be considered.

ADVERSE REACTIONS: Allergic sensitization has been reported following both oral and parenteral administration of folic acid.

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Please see Full Prescribing Information.


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