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A 35-year-old female asked:

Ate lot of fish (w/ high mercury) for 4 days 3 weeks before conception, once 2 weeks before, once(branzino) the weekend before. 30 weeks now. mercury worry.?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 24 years experience
The 3 good meals...: Basically you had three good meals over several weeks before conception and the fish may contain higher than normal mercury levels--a lb of fish each meal? I would not worry about it. Typically consuming large amount of mercury-contaminated fish over long period of time can accumulate to concerning levels, but 3 good meals should not be cause for concern--just becareful now. Congrats & good luck.
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Durham, NC
A 35-year-old female asked:

Ate fish (high mercury kind) every night for 4 nights 3 weeks before conception, once 2 weeks before, once the weekend before. 30 weeks now. Mercury worry.?

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Dr. David Miller
Dr. David Milleranswered
Family Medicine 11 years experience
Not likely: So long as you aren't eating it continually while pregnant (once every couple of weeks is ok) then you and your baby should be fine.
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