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A 25-year-old female asked:

Is it safe to eat fish n shrimps in pregnancy? i'm 17weeks

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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Yes: Fresh water fish and shrimp. Fish and shrimps from fish tank may have mercury and not ideal in pregnancy

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Is it safe to eat cooked shrimp in pregnancy?

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Dr. William Haehl
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Yes: Ok unless you are allergic to shellfish, then avoid them. Also: Seafood can be a great source of protein, and the omega-3 fatty acids in many fish can promote your baby's brain and eye development. However, some fish and shellfish contain potentially dangerous levels of mercury. Too much mercury could harm your baby's developing nervous system. The bigger and older the fish, the more mercury it's likely to contain. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) encourage pregnant women to avoid: Swordfish Shark King mackerel Tilefish So what's safe? Some types of seafood contain little mercury. The 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend 8 to 12 ounces — two average meals — of seafood a week for pregnant women. Consider: Shrimp Salmon Pollock Catfish Anchovies Trout However, limit albacore tuna and tuna steak to no more than 6 ounces (170 grams) a week
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A 24-year-old female asked:

Is whiting fish safe to eat during pregnancy?

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Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 40 years experience
Yes : Whiting have relatively low levels of mercury.
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Is snoek fish safe to eat during pregnancy?

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Food safety: Snoek is reportled to have low mercury content so it should be safe during pregnancy (in moderation). Make sure all seafood is well-cooked.

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