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Can I Eat Crab Legs While Pregnant
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Possibly: It is possible that you are allergic to crab meat or something else that you are consuming at the same time. It may be crab meat from certain areas that are higher in certain chemicals or metals. It could be the sauce, what the crabs were cooked in, side dish, etc. There may also be something in the environment where you are eating the crab legs. There is not enough information to be positive. ...Read more
The new FDA and EPA: guidelines published in 2014 say it is ok. Scavengers like crab and lobtster actually have low levels.Only the predators at the top of the fish-eat-fish food chain concentrate methyl-mercury (from our coal-burning power plants) to dangerous levels. Recent data is best, as we continue to contaminate. Several have a max/wk. http://www.fda.gov/Food/FoodborneIllnessContaminants/Metals/ucm393070.htm ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Crabs are fine, must: Be cooked . Their mercury level is low. Avoid any shellfish that are raw or undercooked. Do not eat any shellfish harvested during a red tide or when there are similar algae problems. Avoid any fish or shellfish that are obtained from areas near industrial pollution. Avoid smoked seafood. Avoid mecury. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No raw fish: You should not eat raw fish or meat when pregnant because of the risk of acquiring a parasite or bacteria. In addition, you need to limit the amount of fish you consume during pregnancy to limit the amount of mercury you ingest. It is recommended that you consume less than 12 ounces a week of cooked fish. Completely avoid swordfish, shark, king mackerel, and tile fish. ...Read more
I am approx 3 wks pregnant. I love steamed crabs and steamed shrimp but are they safe to eat while pregnant?
Of course.....: A balanced diet is a fundamental part of a successful pregnancy. I'm not sure i would call pate a mainstay of a healthy diet, but neither are many other things that we eat from time to time. It's ok to indulge in treats, just do so in moderation. This is good advice for after your pregnancy too (and frankly, for all your life). You will be modeling good dietary habits for your child. Congrats! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should pregnant women not eat fish or sea food? I heard it can harm the child. But I am 12 weeks pregnant and I have consumed various fish
The risk of mercury : Ingestion is the ? Answered by the mayo clinic. See guidelines at http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/pregnancy-and-fish/pr00158. Fyi, it's best to get a flu vaccine & start a 400?g/day folate (folic acid) supplement at least 3 mos. Prior to conception. I'm sure you're on pnv's & folate (folic acid) now. You can get a flu shot 2nd trimester. Use the free "my pregnancy today" app from the baby center for more info & tips. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I started getting headache after eating crab but i don't have itchiness or swelling. Am i allergy to crab? But i feel fine when eating shrimp. Cause?
Headache: Headache is not the usual symptom of a true food allergic reaction. The usual symptoms are hives, itching, swelling, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, respiratory symptoms or anaphylaxis. Most persons with crab allergy will also experience symptoms with shrimp also suggesting a different reason for the headache. There are many reasons for headache and your physician can review that list. ...Read more
What makes me sick when I eat fish, but I can eat crab, lobster, shrimp and oysters.. I can touch and be around fish?
May be fish allergy: You may have an allergy to finned fish. Finned fish have different proteins then crustaceans and mollusks. In addition, you may have noticed that you tolerate some finned fish but not others. Symptoms of fish allergy may include nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, hives or other swelling, and difficulty breathing within a short period, usually less than an hour, after eating the food. ...Read more
I am craving fish but I am also over 35 and pregnant. Is it ok to eat swai and whiting during pregnancy?
In moderation: Here is a list of fish that you should avoid and other fish that are safe in moderation. http://americanpregnancy.org/pregnancyhealth/fishmercury.htm. ...Read more
Im 46 and female i get sick everytime i eat beef or pork what's going on. When i eat anything with beef i get so sick i can hardly take it?
Adverse rx: You have an obvious adverse rx to beef or pork. Possibly even an allergy. You should avoid these foods if they irritate you so. ...Read more
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