A 35-year-old female asked:
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does eel sauce have mercury or anything else harmful for pregnancy?

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Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Avoid large fish: Fish consumption during pregnancy should be no more than twice a week. Avoid large fish such as shark, swordfish, large tuna, eel etc due to risk of mercury contamination. Consume small fish such as chunk light tuna, salmon, etc. If you have consumed eel sauce just a few times-do not worry.
Answered on Mar 3, 2018
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Ok in moderation: Diet drinks should be ok in moderation.
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