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Is it safe to eat shell fish like mussels, prawns when you are pregnant?

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Dr. Victor Bonuel
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Most Seafoods are : Safe to eat during pregnancy. Preferably eat the cooked ones and not raw to prevent ingestion of parasites and bacteria.Check the link below for useful tips. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/pregnancy-and-fish/pr00158.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

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

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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).

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