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A 43-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to eat fish raw or seared fish while pregnant?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
A Verified Doctoranswered
31 years experience
Yes: Yes but you really want to make sure they are fresh and prepared properly. Eating raw or undercooked meat and fish does carry a risk of bacterial infections that can make you sick. Mind you lots of cultures consume this kind of food and fish is part of the healthiest diets in the world (including the japanese diet).
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Avoid: Best to avoid raw fish as it may contain larger amounts of mercury.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to eat seafood while pregnant?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Yes: Most of the world eats mostly fish and certainly more fish than the average american. In fact the whole idea behind fish oils being brain food for the baby came from studying the healthy eating habits of pregnant women who consumed mostly fish. There are a few species of fish that have higher mercury content than others. You can go to the epa for a list. Americans need to eat more fish.
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Is it dangerous for me to eat fish when I am pregnant?

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Dr. Martin Morell
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Wild: Caught, cooked properly should be ok.
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