U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Leander, TX
A 34-year-old female asked:

What type of fish can i eat if trying to get pregnant? is fish oil ok to take?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Mercury free fish: oil is fine.Oceanic Larger fish that eat other fish may have more mercury as you follow the levels up the food chain. Fresh water fish are less likely to have mercury.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

Similar questions

Moulton, TX
A 24-year-old female asked:

Is it good to take fish oil pills when pregnant?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Devin Namaky
Obstetrics and Gynecology 14 years experience
Doesn't hurt. : Prior studies showed an association between fish consumption and better neurodevelopmental outcomes. However, more recent information specifically regarding fish oil supplements has not shown the same benefit. While there is no real safety concern, you may be spending money without having much of an effect. I recommend pregnant women consume fish oil by regularly eating fish that is low in mercury.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated Apr 28, 2019

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.