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Can pregnant women eat crab legs?

Can pregnant women eat crab legs?

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 more

Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
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Is it okay to eat crab legs during pregnancy? I'm 6 months 1 week and craving crab legs

Is it okay to eat crab legs during pregnancy? I'm 6 months 1 week and craving crab legs

Go for it!: No problem, go for it, it's better than an ice cream craving during pregnancy and healthier. ...Read more

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Can you eat crab legs at 10 weeks of pregnancy?

Can you eat crab legs at 10 weeks of pregnancy?

Crab legs: As long as you do not over indulge it should be fine. Enjoy ...Read more

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Can pregnant women eat crab legs and clams/muscles?

Can pregnant women eat crab legs and clams/muscles?

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 more

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Can eating crab legs during a pregnancy hurt the baby?

Can eating crab legs during a pregnancy hurt the baby?

Likely not: As long as they were cooked well, there is little likihood of any harm to the baby. Also, I'm assuming you didn't eat 500 pounds of them either. The caution with fish and seafood during pregnancy is mainly related to mercury contained in them, and if you just ate them a few times in normal quantities, you did not put the baby at risk. Always cook your food well an dwash hands, esp. When pregnant! ...Read more

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I'm in early pregnancy. I had a pound of snow crab legs last night. Could that hurt the baby? I didn't know it was bad for u till today. Worried

I'm in early pregnancy. I had a pound of snow crab legs last night. Could that hurt the baby? I didn't know it was bad for u till today. Worried

Don't worry!: I'm not sure why you are worried. Crab is a low mercury seafood, and should not cause a problem. Check this out: http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/pregnancy-and-fish/pr00158 good luck! ...Read more

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I'm 5 weeks pregnant and I just ate 1 pound of crab legs and immediately after I feel sick to my stomach. What can I do?

I'm 5 weeks pregnant and I just ate 1 pound of crab legs and immediately after I feel sick to my stomach. What can I do?

Allow some time: Nausea is common in early pregnancy. A pound of crab legs is a significant amount although I assume you have eaten crab in the past without issues. Wait a while so your digestive tract can pass on the food. You might, if the nausea gets bad, have to vomit which is yucky but will probably get rid of the symptom s. You will notice varied dietary changes during your pregnancy. ...Read more

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I have headaches when I eat crab legs all the time. Am I allergic to crabs, blue crabs etc?

I have headaches when I eat crab legs all the time. Am I allergic to crabs, blue crabs etc?

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

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I just sat down on a dining chair legs sort of crossed for 4 hours while using laptop. I did get up a couple of times to eat etc. DVT? I'm Pregnant.

I just sat down on a dining chair legs sort of crossed for 4 hours while using laptop. I did get up a couple of times to eat etc. DVT? I'm Pregnant.

Whoa!: If just sitting still caused DVTs, everyone would be dead soon, pregnant or not. That said, is it "absolutely impossible" to get a DVT as you described? No--just extremely unlikely. DVTs are UNCOMFORTABLE--that is what prompts Dr visit. Do you have a new pain in your leg? Is it hot compared to other one? Swollen (or more so) compared to other one? If no to these, then I would not worry. ...Read more

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Can 5 months pregnant ladies eat crab?

Yes: Two 8-12 ounce servings of crab a week should be fine. The concern would be mercury exposure, which should be low with most shellfish. ...Read more

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Pregnant and going to pf changs. Can I eat crab wontons?

Pregnant and going to pf changs. Can I eat crab wontons?

Yes: Yes but look at the calories and salt content and you may want to change your order. ...Read more

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Why can't pregnant women eat crab?

Why can't pregnant women eat crab?

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 more

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How much imitation crab meat in sushi is ok to eat while pregnant?

How much imitation crab meat in sushi is ok to eat while pregnant?

Sushi & pregnancy.: Sushi should be avoided during pregnancy for two reasons. (1) risk of bacterial infection complicating the pregnancy. (2) risk of exposure to mercury complicating the pregnancy. Certainly not worth the risk during pregnancy. Cooked sushi or vegetable-only sushi should be fine, but then we'd worry about the person making the sushi having washed his hands after handling raw fish. ...Read more

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Hi I'm 29 weeks and 5 days pregnant. I would like to know if pregnant women can eat imitation crab???

Hi I'm 29 weeks and 5 days pregnant. I would like to know if pregnant women can eat imitation crab???

YESImitation is made: From Pollock. FDA guidelines on seafood: 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. See http://www. Fda. Gov/Food/FoodborneIllnessContaminants/Metals/ucm393070 ...Read more

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If preganant is okay to eat crab cakes?

If preganant is okay to eat crab cakes?

Yes: Crabs normally have a fairly low mercury level. But they need to be properly cooked. ...Read more

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Does thigh gap good for girl? I love to eat ice. Does it affect my period and pregnancy if I was married?

Does thigh gap good for girl? I love to eat ice. Does it affect my period and pregnancy if I was married?

Unrealistic: "Thigh Gap" is a global cultural phenomenon which originated not long after a Victoria Secret Runway show. Keep in mind these girls are unusually tall and unusually thin body shape. This is not ideal for most women. Since it's origins, it has become the subject of many teen girl blogs and is highly associated with disordered eating. Ice question? You need some bloodwork r/o vitamin deficiency. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant and have a dent in my leg, what to do?

I'm pregnant and have a dent in my leg, what to do?

Call your OB MD: Call your OB MD and tell him/her of this symptom and possibly get examined as blood clots can also occur in pregnancy due to the pregnancy impeding the blood return to the heart and stasis in the leg veins. ...Read more

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Mutton leg paya soup during pregnancy?

Careful w mushrooms: I would agree with Healthtap Dr. Andrea Brand's answer:
"Yes, I believe so, as long as you use mushrooms purchased at the store."
Hope that helps ...Read more

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What causes leg pain during pregnancy?

One cause Veins: Many women have inherited the gene for venous disease. Then with hormones of pregnancy, increased pressure on the pelvic veins and leg veins. There is venous reflux. Please wear prescription support stockings throughout your pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can leg and neck pains be a sign of pregnancy?

Not normally.: Classic pregnancy sxs begin when period is missed or thereafter (6-8 wks). Sx’s can include: tender /swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting; lack of period; ^ frequency of urination; headaches, insomnia, fatigue. Moodiness, mild cramping, food cravings ; aversions; passing gas; enlarging waist line ; ^ white, milky vaginal discharge. Take pregnancy test to know. ...Read more

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I'm 7 weeks pregnant can I use icy hot for my leg?

I'm 7 weeks pregnant can I use icy hot for my leg?

Yes: There should be no problem with using icy hot for your legs. Be careful you don't get it anywhere that can burn or in your eyes. There is minimal topical absorption. I would not put it on your tummy. ...Read more

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What is making my leg to be swelling when I am not pregnant?

What is making my leg to be swelling when I am not pregnant?

Many causes: You may have lymphedema where there is blockage of the lymphatic flow back to your heart. Some people with thyroid, heart and some adrenal gland problems can get this. It may be infectious as well. You may also have a more serious problem if it just started like a deep vein clot which can go to your lungs so very important to see your doctor asap. ...Read more

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I'm wondering why are my butt and legs getting so big during pregnancy?

Not all of your: Weight gain is baby & placenta. Weight gain generally occurs through out. Try not to fret too much (as long as your amt of weight gain is within a healthy range). ...Read more

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What causes pain in my leg when I sleep with them crossed?? Also 22 wks pregnant

What causes pain in my leg when I sleep with them crossed?? Also 22 wks pregnant

Avoid sleeping cross: Legged. Probably the pressure of your Pregnant Uterus on certain Veins and Arteries which drains and takes blood supply to Lower extremities are further pressed when you Cross your legs. And experience pain. So avoid that. ...Read more