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A 26-year-old male asked about a 25-year-old female:

Is shark safe to eat during pregnancy?

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Dr. Anthony Vita
Specializes in Psychiatry
NO: Shark is one of the types of fish that has the highest mercury content, and the EPA advises pregnant women to avoid Shark along with Swordfish, King Mackerel, and Tilefish. Websites from the EPA and HHS can give you more information about the safety of fish in pregnancy, as can your obstetrician.
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Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 36 years experience
But, better than it eating you! :)
Jun 22, 2017

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A 35-year-old female asked:

Is it safe to eat eggplant during pregnancy?

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Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 46 years experience
Yes: In some traditional cultures--haiti & japan- eggplant is not permitted during pregnancy. There is no scientific reason for this & many do eat it. Be sure to eat it cooked as raw eggplant is not very digestible. Do avoid undercooked animal foods, rare meat, raw oysters, clams, sushi, unpasteurized milk, raw eggs, raw cookie or cake dough. These are truly unsafe.
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A 28-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to eat seafood during pregnancy?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
A Verified Doctoranswered
31 years experience
Yes: The healthiest people in the world eat a lot of fish. The benefits of dha on fetal brain development was actually observed in women who ate a lot of fish. There has never been any reported case of mercury poisoning from too much fish consumption in the United States.
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Dr. Vivek Huilgol
Gastroenterology 36 years experience
Overall I agree. I suggest, however, you look at the seafood guide from Monterey aquarium to see what should be avoided, both from the perspective of over-fishing and depletion of seafood resources as well as from the perspective of heavy metal consumption.
Dec 10, 2014
A 31-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to eat pineapple during pregnancy?

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Dr. Miguel Cano
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Yes : Pineapple is safe & healthy. The acidity can affect your teeth so as always, brush & rinse after meals.
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A 32-year-old female asked:

Is it safe to eat honey during pregnancy ?

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Dr. Louise Andrew
A Verified Doctoranswered
Emergency Medicine 47 years experience
Yes of course: Honey is a very healthy food that has been consumed by pregnant women for thousands of years.
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A 45-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to eat aspartame in pregnancy?

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Dr. Jeffrey Gladd
Preventive Medicine 21 years experience
Yes: While it technically is safe, as their is no evidence of harm to date, aspartame is a chemical sweetener that has no role in a whole foods diet. If you must have some, limit is as much as possible, but try to enhance the flavor of teas or water with fresh cut fruit instead.
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